A pair of swallows
perch precariously
on the telephone wires
de-bugging themselves
 
A male robin
stifled by a worm 
protects its territory
from the marauding cat
 
A group of lambs
outrun each other
around the croft
like teenagers
 
A solitary sheep
away in the distance
bleats anxiously
in response
 
Storm clouds
gathering overhead
saunter silently
across the sky
 
I can hear
my stomach rumbling
and my heart
missing a beat