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The Heron

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The Heron   (a fable)

The pike sups on a tadpole

 in this turgid lily-pool

where the grey can swim unseen.


Decorated with gold-braid

the ostentatious swish

lazily from under lilies

filmed in the focused eye

of a patient leveller.


A shutter clicks, splash,

gold thrashes on the green.

A blade slides, splash,

white cheeks in a basket .

A trigger pulled, splash,

blood’s red on the sand.


From the sludge the froglets crawl

croaking in the nights chill air,

to return a warm spring night

to spawn - in a pond of equals.



◄ Re-written Red-eyed Steer

One Night Stand ►


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