A dozen seagulls
Float calmly on glass water
Pecking at breakfast.
Three Brant geese fly by,
Shadows splayed on river’s blue,
Disappear at pier.
Single mallard swims.
Female left with another.
An old, sad story.
love the last one especially
Thanks, Carrie. Poor guy looked so lonely.
Poor, sad mallard. Perhaps there should be duck matchmakers. 😉
Thanks, Mary. That mallard may yet find a mate, but a few males do always end up bachelors each season. The sad thing in this case is, the three of them — two males and a female — were swimming together for awhile. Then two of them paired up and flew away, leaving this guy by himself. ‘Twere ever thus.
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