Birch-colored tree frog

lichen-green and gray at the rump
adrift on the solar panel of a yard light

in the hawk-light of mid-day

confirms the virtue of humility
by braving its opposite

Richard Fenton Sederstrom was raised and lives in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and the North Woods of Minnesota. Sederstrom is the author of seven books of poetry, his newest book, Icarus Rising, Misadventures in Ascension, published by Jackpine Writers' Bloc, was released last winter. Read other articles by Richard Fenton.