Wednesday, February 04, 2015


I almost missed him,
sitting there on the low hanging branch
just inches from the ground.
What the...?
Is that an illusion?...

 I don't recall that object
in my memory's eye.
Wait, an eagle?
No, too small, but wait...
A bird for sure.

The jays, chickadees, doves
even the squirrels
Have disappeared from the feeder.
Fetch the binoculars.

wait, don't go.
the red tailed hawk
soars off
without breakfast,
this time.


Blogger Wojin Kimberly Eric Jack Schmidly said...

your words are so honest, I can feel the pause, and the wit in it.

powerful imagery.


4:04 PM  
Blogger Benji Barratt Clark Twohill Sullivan said...

staying empty stomached is bad.

very powerful lines.

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is powerful.

1:57 AM  
Blogger Amelia Googles Sharon-Stein Wilson said...

masterful piece.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Alissa Meredith Jill Osborn Schapiro said...

a fact mistaken or an illusion,
they do puzzle us.

lovely wonder.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Mimi Brad Sheng Pallin Henry said...

stalkers are like ghosts,

they haunt us and scare us, but no harm done in general if you know it well.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Larry Hasty Wendy Stanley Wojcicki said...

lovely imagery.

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Lord Emmanuel said...

You captured it well. Good one!

6:15 PM  
Blogger Angenette Karen Gregory Olivara Beredjick said...

perfectly haunting.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Roessel Morton Celeste Nicholas Thornton said...

a bird or an eagle,

that does make us open our eyes,

we can be specific and true,
we can be abstract and remote,

life does give us options and we can enjoy our freedom and write life as romantic and decent.

glad to see your inner wonders.

12:12 PM  
Anonymous eleanor and joseph said...

perfectly beautiful poetics.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous emily cohen said...

lovely title,
this makes us wonder what we are seen by others
and how we react if being assumed or how we feel when we take others as outsiders

12:14 PM  
Blogger Abigail Michael Boyle Blount Fallin said...

fun verse.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Skylar Whetstone Hayley Bollag Romney said...

smart words.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Malia Craig Tagg Lawrence Page said...

deep dig on stalkers.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Burns George Arrington-Hans said...

powerful description of your subject.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Kora-Leah Meet Faust Wilson said...

real or fake,
it depends on what we see.
fantastic verse.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous GR├ůSKY said...

A wonderful little poem. Felt just like being their myself sharing your excitement over the birds :)

6:05 AM  
Blogger Linda Eugenia Denise Brin Korbetis said...

keep birds' eye is important.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Alex Dissing said...

Gotta love bird watching :)

11:45 PM  
Blogger Stephan Peter Carl Victor Hudson said...

we basically stalk on everything,
near us, or far away from us.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Sasha Jenna Gust McCormick Robertson said...

powerful insights.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Iremonger Marty JacoBus Quinlan Pickens said...

the more you write,
the better you write.

lovely spirit,
thanks for sharing.

10:56 AM  

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