White feather, dropped or shed.
Trace of an invisible presence,
between the water’s surface
and the sky above.
Seen up close.
It floats so sweetly
hanging by barbed threads
From afar. It drifts
in a galaxy of blue rippled water
inside a pickerel grove
habitat for waterfowl and their prey.
From whence it came,
Loon, swan, egret.
Does it matter?
A moon-like drop of water
magnifies silver lines curving
into the meniscus at the water drop’s edge.
This keepsake memory of
more than “sight seeing”
to quietly absorb this non-human environment,
water not asphalt,
loons not English sparrows,
air without the fumes of car exhaust
but living smells of lake ecology,
This is enchantment.
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