romance ducks

the ducks are sheltering
ten beneath the tree
almost a huddle
but it’s too hot
to ruffle feathers down

two have located
on their own
in the shade of another tree
it seems a case
of romance beneath the noonday sun

and then they’re gone
the dog always favours
on the run
and all that’s left
is a dozen pairs of wings
tipped white behind

where they stood is empty
as though there was nothing ever there
who can say
if the ducks I saw were real

it’s a nothing moment
with no-one left to care
even the ducks
live in the present moment
under the reeds
on the lakes far side

ten in quiet peace
and two

I don’t know where they are

perhaps they’re in
a romantic moment

© Frank Prem, 2009

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