Streaming Survival

Streaming Survival

a heron cry in the night
Eyes flutter with REM

early morning glide upstream
to land on a stony bank

flash of silver and a lunge
head raised, meal firmly grasped

beating of wings, lifting
reaching nest in sycamore

greeted by upturned mouths
nourishment shared with young

surveying ground and stream
no sign of predators

gliding downstream
Eyes flutter with REM

What meaning, this dream of flight,
with concern only for my world,
safety of my own?


The five word prompts for The Secret Keeper’s Weekly Writing Prompt #42 are meaning, raise, cry, dream and ground.

Secret Keeper Prompt


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