Kingfisher – Poem

Kingfisher – Poem
A poem by one of our readers, Stephanie Mayne. Are you a Budding Poet? Have your poem published in MiNDFOOD magazine too.

 

Hunched, intent, you

watch small fish

swim,

elusive. The whole world

compacts

to your

funneling gaze.

How swift your dive is –

slammed – shuttlecock sure.

One dip and you

emerge,

bandying your dagger about

on the fence, then that

sword-swallower

tilt of your

feeding head.

In flight, your blue wings

burn against

bleached sky.

Incendiary indigoes!

You settle on a telephone wire, a

strung sapphire

shining, but

duty calls you back to the pinpricked

dough of a

bank

scored with burrows.

You push through

rank passages

to your

plague of pink nestlings,

your fumbling,

blind

children.

 

STEPHANIE MAYNE

Auckland, NZ

 

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