Hannah Rogers

Restraint is not

the way to describe

the look you gave me

when a gray rubbery head

ascended, looked at you,

and then disappeared

under the boat,

or was it under

the mangroves,

or did it head out

to sea so the

waves camouflaged

its departure,

or did it press

its snout under

your chin and

fall fast asleep?

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Sanibel Island, Florida, USA

Heron on the beach at Sanibel Island, Florida