lead and the loon


Between small flat pebbles

and the sound of rushing water on the quay—far from what was known,

the abandoned loon stooped to pray

knobble-kneed on gleaming cobblestones

when sharp lead pierced its breast;

the sound sent something trembling away.

© 2015 Anna-Christina Betekhtin, All Rights Reserved.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s