Saturday, January 26, 2013


photo by PSC 2013

Hungry Hawk


Plenty of vacancies – all perches empty  

at the backyard bird feeders; and

right about the time we pause

to consider the cause of the lull,

we catch sight of him poised on the rail –   

still, silent, watching, waiting.

He senses the camera click at once,

turning his head completely around,

seeking the source of the disruption.

When I step too close, he deserts his post,

vexed at having been disturbed.

Only heartbeats later

several dozen small birds descend,

entirely too eager to resume dinner.

1 comment:

  1. Yes!!! Awesome, Pamela!! Poem and Pic both!! Well done!