Heron and Hawk

December 3, 2011

In the pale radiation that passed for sunlight that day I was walking across the lumpy field behind the DPW toward the Willamette River and a Blue Heron crossed my path on it’s way downriver. In almost the same moment a Hawk took flight from a tree behind me and screeched a warning as it spiraled directly over me. I felt a primitive urge to cry out to them and ask what would be next?

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