Great Blues

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A prehistoric ballerina

covered in blue feathers

 

flew over a gray pond

at Pella Crossing,

 

blending with silver water

mirroring  a cottonwood grove.

 

Everything about her

was gangly on land,

 

graceful  in the air.

Another twilight flier

 

landed on water and I swear

they danced open winged,

 

shimmering  as if she had been

been practicing for thousands

 

of centuries with the shamans .

Many twenty- first century

 

pterodactyls live together

in condominiums with an

 

aerial view of the ponds,

mothers hovering over babies

 

in the nests underneath.

It’s the coming and going

 

of these dancing dragons

that impresses the most

 

when the fly into a fire

sunset to look like gods

 

and step only on water

before disappearing

 

reed like into the shoreline

at twilight before

 

spearing that last fish

to bring back to the rookery.

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~ by dianeklammer on April 17, 2013.

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