Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Great Blue Heron

Even when we walk up close
he pays no attention to us
as he walks along the shore
peering into shallow water
looking for some juicy crab
or unsuspecting sushi.

He looks like a dorky professor
teaching advanced algebra,
all eyes and bones and beak,
lecturing to invisible students,
hungry for that one moment
when he will get across his

         from Have You Been To The Beach Lately?

             © Ralph Fletcher. All rights reserved.


  1. Enjoyed the humor. Thank you. We sometimes see a great blue heron on our property when the creek floods.

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