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Winter Hawk

The solitary sentinel

Photo by Glen Carrie on Unsplash

She is a solitary sentinel
scanning every movement
in these winter-trampled fields.

Laziness is foreign to her bones.
Neither cruelty nor greed
inform her wild soul.




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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.

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