The Heron

by Ann Maire Mitchell, Spring 2021

We stood silently and
Watched her silently stand
How patiently she waits
As around her, the water breaks

Does she know she’ll catch a fish 
Or is it more of a hope, just a wish
I could learn a lesson from her, maybe two
Patience is in fact a virtue
Does she know her beauty is admired?
Is our audience and attention desired?
Surely that cannot be the case
Here’s another lesson for the vain human race

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