Chincoteague Watercolor

Great blue heron
stands in still water
peers past reflection
foraging for fish.
Indistinct clouds
beyond bare trees;
amber swamp grass
stands at attention,
all reflected in water.
The only motion, ripples
where a yellow leg descended
before we arrived.
He will pose for hours,
this great blue heron,
until dinner swims by—
then he strikes faster
than the eye, or starves.

from Sailing into Sunset by Ann W Borger, page 13

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