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Kingfisher – Poem

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

Kingfisher – Poem

 

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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