Great Blue at Dusk

Standing still watching

A great blue heron

Standing still watching

Getting no richer

Getting no poorer

Getting no fatter

Getting no dinner

What are we doing

Still standing watching

Getting no bluer

Getting no greyer

Getting no wiser

Standing still watching

—Charles W. Pratt

Published in the 2012-04-06 issue: 

Charles W. Pratt is a former English teacher and now also a former apple grower. His most recent book is From the Box Marked “Some Are Missing”—New & Selected Poems (Hobblebush Books, 2010).

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