Stanley Pelter

 

Heron

Statuesque grace

Sleek tension

Elastic readiness

Stands seawater body high Speckled camouflage Near invisible

Delicate wind Feathers ruffle A sideways shift Orange red beak

Rigid Expectant

Circular eye taut in preparation

Ready to diffract water

 

Lightningfastspeedshockofthestrike Neckheadbeakinsideoutsidewaterinaflashofmovement

 

Sight strains to catch up

Back to sculpture mime

Breath out

Vice grip

Fish twists

Head, tail squirm in waterless space

Eye blink joins a single gulp

Dysfunctional journey of airborne fish continues

fish out of water       power of the heron     its stillness

fish out of water