Cormorant

Lone cormorant startled

off the beaver pond, with

skip stone feet northward

to broader

deeper waters.

As I will be, I thought, for faith

will always draw one

beneath the surface or

through migratory channels

less traveled, in

limitless measure,

not for a season only, but

until one is carrion washed up

in the morning

on some silent shoreline

obscure.

Besides, no one

speaks of the cormorant

with song unheard, only

seen from distances

in ones or twos or threes flying in the

ancient ways of earth and instinct,

held precious still in the heart of

the Original Dreamer

while most men sing ‘long party lines

like clipped and caged canaries.

Lone cormorant startled

off the beaver pond, with

skip stone feet northward

to broader

deeper

waters.

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