a goose egg


sitting outside on the deck enjoying a drink and listening to music

neighbor comes outside to water her plants

suddenly there’s a loud whinnying in the forest

neighbor: what the heck is that

me: it’s an owl

neighbor: really? I thought owls go woo hoo hoo

me: that’s a great horned owl. this one’s an eastern screech owl. it sounds like if a horse had a baby with a ghost

neighbor: have you heard it before

me: of course. that’s why I spend most of my time outside on the deck