Sunday, November 20, 2016

earth note 438

even without a photo
the sight of a solitary hawk
in a mangrove
as the kayak slips up
fifteen feet between our eyes
as they meet
her or his eyes
head & shoulders above
peering down
no image
no prey
i move on

ibis clustering
along the intercoastal
standing their ground
pecking forever pecking
where the grass
is always greener

osprey waits
on a barren branch
head jerking east then west
the most patient will prevail
     or to each
     according to their need

--- e b bortz

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