The sharp sound of beaks and bubblers
Softened by frog spots and sparrows
Suspended in time, like the air trapped beneath our feet
Gliding along the surface like boatmen
With the help of nature’s breath
A crack and car’s rumble return the body I occupy
Jagged contours – nature-made armors – protect the fragile leaf.
Words and images by Kristin Zahra, on a frozen pond in Fremont County, Iowa.