The frost on the ground this morning looks almost like desert sand.
Gila woodpecker drills a saguaro nest
under scrumptious nectar-filled blooms
sipped, after sunset, by long-nosed bats;
later, ruby fruits burgeon, luscious, above
that cavity, abandoned by the Gila brood,
soon to shelter martins, finches or sparrows.
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