Before the sun came up I walked
In the mist toward to the shore
Through the fog came a phalanx of Geese
Cutting a swath of light
Honking toward the horizon.
Amid the beds of kelp
A Merganser meandered
Bobbing in the swells
Earth breathing deeply.
Above my head soared seabirds
Gliding and darting and
Catching the rays and flashing
Down and down pirouetting
Just above the surface.
An Egret stood elegantly at a distance
Surveying the scene yet ever alert
To the fish flickering beneath her legs.
Consider the birds and
Their busy beginning to a new day
Their graceful movements and
Do not be anxious!