Ardea Herodias (monogamous, colonial)

“I passed on my walk with the dog / before I saw him starkly there, / a silent sentinel to an ancient urge. / This solitary heron against December gray” New poetry from Mark Smith.

Arable Land

“My song is a sinkhole / at the center of arable land; / you watch from the far balk, / too steep to till,” New poetry from Mark Smith.