Above the Reservoir

I watched two golden eagles
above the reservoir this morning
as sticks of late winter sun
penciled light onto the water.

One tumbled end-over-end
like a drunken acrobat,
while the other chased it,
finally soaring away
to find a tree top
to fasten itself to.

On such days
when the sky glaciers break open
and eagles spill out,
the day seems heavy with news
and I cannot understand why
I waste my time seeking to read
the news elsewhere.

4 responses to “Above the Reservoir

  1. Melissa Shaw-Smith

    Such a true sentiment, and a lovely image. Thanks!


  2. Splendid. Grabs the moment with soft hands.


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