28.1.22 Owl on a Bare Branch

28.1.22 Owl on a Bare Branch
Long-Eared Owl on Bare Tree Branch (c. 1905) by Ohara Koson

AN OWL ON A BARE BRANCH

An owl stands
and looks backward.
Its face closed.
Impenetrable.
Distant.

A freezing explanation
hangs in its mouth.

A mouse.
Limp.
Glossy black as the night.

The owl turns its head away,
wings lift,
and it flies up
and out of the night.


Long-Eared Owl on Bare Tree Branch (c. 1905) by Ohara Koson. Image is in Public Domain ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting #apoemaday on Twitter

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