Green heron, shy, lovely, not green
red and gray and blue, white
and yellow, huddled now like a shore
rock, while mourning doves flutter
and half-step, red-winged blackbirds
kiss in midair, swallows dive and orioles
sing orange from behind green leaves.
Still and patient, solitude
alert amid the dance in the air
watching too the flickers underwater
spelling us all into forgetfulness
with all of that unmoving
does my awareness touch
your sinking deeper into the tall
grasses, not here, shhh, all
the disjointed improbable colors
gentle-blended into the quiet waiting.
Each of us, uniquely qualified
step into the role of our lifetimes
being here now with loving hearts.
Inspired by a patient, shy green heron.
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