To a Lady with Attitude


July’s rays have begun to bake

this half-built nest on Crystal Lake.

Above the water’s land-locked shores,

heat brings a halt to nest-building chores.

Because she arrived back late,

she’s yet to settle on a mate.

Observant neighbors begin to fear….

she may have to wait another year.

Our subject doesn’t seem to mind;

her biological clock has time.

She’s known to emote, strong feelings exude;

she’s a female osprey with attitude.