augury doggerel

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Dog, Man, Children, Heron

There is no work at work today. The sun has come out. An old man and an old German shepherd, both of them hunching through the snow, have brought two children no more than four and five years old out to play in the snow behind our building. The children fall about each other and are entirely white with clinging snow. The man and the dog stand side by side at the edge of the field and watch.

At least one long-legged heron in a heron suit has outlasted the late blast -- or was unable to outfly it -- and has returned to trudge the snow in search of any poor beast that might fail to out-tunnel its long, terrifying bill.


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