Despite it all…Life is

 

 

Wind dusts the feathers

Of an egret standing alone

Upright, stretched against life

He is the highlight against a growing world

A breath against the dead angst

Of a withering mangrove

Rotting

Listening for the unheard screams

Of a promise lost at birth

He spies a fish floundering

Stretches forth with a steady stealth

Stabs at the water

And swallows

 

for dverse poets Volition & Velleity

The prompt did intrigue me though not sure if I’ve tackled it effectively with this one.

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17 thoughts on “Despite it all…Life is

  1. nice…you really capture the scene in a rather striking manner…the grace and ferocity of nature…the life against the dead tree as well sets the stage nicely…this is life…

  2. A bundle of trust with an echo or dawning realization…
    sweet and sour with the latter getting the upper hand.
    So well done whatever the prompt.

  3. I think it’s a wonderful metaphor. I see the standing, listening egret as a symbol of velleity and then, when he catches the fish, he becomes the epitome of volition.

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