Friday Poem

Lone Egret

Classically stagy, goose-neck
elegant, river’s third eye.
Pencil thin head. S
for a throat. Skeleton of a saint.

Plodder, preening posturer.
One foot,
Up from the dank weeds.

by Kathleen M. McCann
from South Dakota Review, Vol 48, no. 1, 2010
Carpenter Gothic Publishers, Inc., 2010.