Dew on a blue-green pond is
the planet redrawing its borders as reflections. From a sheltering
a blackbird speaks while the other species listen. This conversation
exempts us. "It's definitely not
a crow," man wielding telephoto a lens declares. Majesties of
science study Homo sapiens as an
alien species, although alienation is absent from their predictions.
Gliding across the pond a duck
flaps its wings, but doesn't fly.
beneath a wall
onto a mesa with an in-
depth view of the
as if seen
of a myth,
verdant as an algae covered pond.