Mating Call

First glances can be deceptive

She stands stilt-legged
where rushes
fringe the lily-pond.

His wings undulate,
screen the sun
as he peers down
with hunger.

Ignoring his calls,
water spurts from her neb;
he swoops to catch a koi
and her eye.

© capricorn 2023
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Another instance of a male showing off in front of a female, I hope it worked, but I feel sorry for the Koi. You have caught so much in so few words, it is a lovely poem, Sue.

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