Monday, October 26, 2009

Flamingo


Flamingo

They wade on their stick legs
bent low to seine out tiny shrimp
the pink of their feathers
marking their success.

Cactus on the shore
in odd contrast to all the water
surrounding the island
but it’s salt,
all salt,
not water for drinking, washing, or growing.

Harsh water for a harsh
but beautiful place.

--bam

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