STUNNED

STUNNED

Must have been a mourning dove–

Fifteen inch wingspan,
Plump body,
Insignificant impression of a tail,
Graceful feathers clearly outlined.

There is no sign it fell into the roses.
It must have recovered as soon as it hit;
Instinctively lifted its wings
To change direction to the trees.

I am loath to wash that window.

rJo Herman
12/28/14

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