Is it real?

Is it real?


my son asks

as the pandemic nears


of the bald eagle

perched on the apple tree


chewing the fat with our

garden Sasquatch


Are you real?


              Are you?


from the kitchen window

they’re both real enough—


Scavenger mascot of the land

of the free


          Simian nomad out by the



they whisper together

comparing notes


things may improve for them