Blue Heron

 

1.

One thing to do
until you can’t
is wait, foot tentative
testing for deceit

as if aligned
with some superior quiet
there at the ice’s edge

as chimneys smoke
on a little ledge above
and plasma screens
gutter, mistook for living room fires
across the lake

2.

Dolled up gunmetal
still as a mime
it stands, oblivious
contemptuous

of audience
and executing well
into the night

its meaningless small
dangerous
adjustments

Nate Klug
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