January 20*

bald eagle
we ponder
and work so hard
our raveling of this world

          comes down to:

                    eagle flies
                    fish dives

                    but sometimes
                    not fast enough.

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island and is reprinted in The Avalanche, the newsletter of the North Cascades Audubon Society. Bald eagle photo.

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