Wednesday, May 14, 2014

the cannibal

On the pool's mirror surface
the heron stalks himself

in slow forward motion
parallel to the bank

head creeping down
neck stretching out

until black eyes are 
inches above the water

and then a strike
beak meeting beak

the collision rippling
out and out

after, the head rises
snapping and tossing

and the neck is thrown back
for the swallow

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