Floating with close attention in the ocean’s swale,
When the fisherman throws his net, the pelican spreads his tail.


When he empties out his net to gather up his bait,
the pelican shifts onto the shore, for another wait.

No birds swoop in to grab his catch–neither from his hand
nor when they see a tiny fish drop upon the sand.


You might think  the reason is because no pelican dares,
but I know the real reason, for the fisherman always shares.

(Please enlarge the below photos to full size by clicking on the first one.)

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

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