The poles were new
after the Flood of ‘55
serving granddad’s pump

in the river,
serving cross-arms,
serving Osprey

nests of sticks
and burning-up

into a hard rain
of spring, 2010.
Platforms now above

the wires, they watch
from a distance
of distrust.




4 responses to “OSPREY

  1. I love your last line, John. That’s often how I feel about me and the government.😕


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  2. Peter Notehelfer

    Incredible birds, and extraordinary fishermen I might add. Where I fish on the Columbia I watch the ospreys dive for fish and then the bald eagles dive for the ospreys! Nature is such a wonder . . .

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