Post 236: storks, fish, marsh, poem, South, egret, meal, poetry , painting

by Carol Bass

Storks in Heaven


through the blackness of space
in between stars
dreams of my fingertips
lightly brushing along
the stretched arc
of soft white feathers
poured creamy silk

following the tense
muscular predator curve
I held the neck
felt the lump of sudden death
passing through

the interior last swim
in the dark tunnel
as the fish left
for another world