Something snaps a twig, awakening me

Coyote said; “Scared you didn’t I. Fox’s idea.”

“You didn’t scare me. Just woke me up, that’s all.”

“Where’s your tent?”  red cardinal asked landing.

“Left it back in the house.  I’m roughin’ it.

just me sleeping bag and a fire.”

“You really want to rough it just wear feathers and eat seeds.”

“Whatever, let’s go to the lake.”

We must have looked like a motley group.

that early in the morning.