As the sun slips down behind the hills to the west,
geese fly low over the water
honking as they slip home to their nests.
The water laps quietly against the rocks of the shoreline
gently bobbing the boats in their berths.
Ducks and geese get a bedtime snack
from a family's offerings of bread crumbs and bits.
Lady ducks glide over water that shines like a rippled mirror.
The oak-dappled hills are ready to stand guard over our sleepy town
and the wetlands that are ready for the restfulness of night.
Goodbye sun. We will see you tomorrow.