whatever color heron (s)he is

this is why I wait on the bank
mouth stung with the acid of tomatoes

to watch this heron
my aunt called blue
but my mother insisted
was officially green

argument never settled
& unimportant to this bird

stilting in water
to fish

or perhaps pose

just for me


About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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5 Responses to whatever color heron (s)he is

  1. Or doing the two – fishing and posing for you, though this latter raises the issue of observer paradox! would it be stiting in this particular fashion if you were not there to watch?

  2. I’ve always connected a heron as “strike a pose” vogue. 🙂

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