When nature gives you subtle clues,
it's best to not ignore her signs,
the morning sky is just a ruse
unless you read between the lines.
A hummingbird may give a wink
when nature gives you subtle clues,
to disregard the clever link
may end you up on nightly news.
The weather stations take their cues
from past experience, they know
when nature gives you subtle clues
you may survive the coming show.
The winds can blast, the snows will drift,
but shelter will prevent your blues,
you had the sense to heed the gift
when nature gave you subtle clues.
Jack has published over 350 poems in his career, many accompanied by his own photography. He specializes in a view of the commonplace and Americana.