little white egret

San Agustinillo, Mexico
little white egret

like a marble statue, 
she graces the jagged black-brown rock
at the edge of the shore
Pacific waves crashing around her

the little white egret
faces the rising morning sun
wrapped in a blanket of misty salt air

she’s a prayer of hope
as she stretches her neck
a giraffe foraging for food
then tucking her heard 
into her body, nearly neck-less
searching the clear blue waters
for the minnows that would be breakfast

watching, an intrusion 
on her beautiful new day, and so
she floats off into the sun through the clouds
over the foamy waves
and all the delicacies swimming below

Maybe this year I’ll be able to catch a photo of one of the little white egrets!

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