Deep Water, Rising
Bass snatch at frogs in weeds along the bank,
Dragonflies dart, stop, dash, endless stalking,
Birds swoop and grab at bugs, peckers knock, and trees
Lean toward water, rustling leaves
To flirt with heavy air.
Dragonfly flits across my eye and drops;
Dead on the water; waiting.
Tugged and tasted, in frenzied minute
A muddy blur on glass. Turtle plops off log.
Minnows resume lazy patrols, large fish
Peer from deep water, rising.