March 2007 / Another True Story/ 2 of 2
...and man-handled the prehistoric bird towards the middle of the pond, the heron still squawking for life, the other birds hushed Romans at Coliseum watching from the trees.
These two birds both with wingspans at least a meter/ yard-and-a-half.
The pelican holds the thrashing heron underwater
until we assume we are to witness a drowning,
As soon as the heron stops struggling,
so the pelican releases the now bedraggled bird who makes his way to a tree branch at water level and begins a somewhat desultory preening.
I turn to you, begin babbling about-
THAT WAS AWESOME!- you say.
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