Hawk – F.I. Goldhaber

Glimpsed for only a moment, swooping

across the wetlands towards the window,

soaring above the roof.


Flight indelibly etching within

memory the iconic image

of majestic plumage


with wingspan almost equal that of

the egret who fishes in the creek

running through those wetlands;


a beak designed to rip fur from flesh

and muscle from bones, converting pets

and rodents into food;


talons strong enough to break backs of

annoying dogs allowed to run wild;

and those sharp piercing eyes


aware of everything, even cats

behind windows, tempting morsels if

they ever wandered out.

F.I. Goldhaber’s words capture people, places, and events with a photographer’s eye and a poet’s soul. As a reporter, editor, and marketing communicator, she produced features, editorials, and reviews for newspapers, corporations, and non-profits. Now her poetry and prose appear in paper, electronic, and audio periodicals, books, and street signs. http://www.goldhaber.net/

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