Ravyne’s Nest
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Ravyne’s Nest



A bird of prey in action

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Today I am a Heron —
Standing in lucid stillness
Poised, positioned
in search of prey
My head tilts left, then right
calculating, compensating
for reflection — one long leg stirs
ever so gently — flushing
I crouch, wings open
a shaded canopy, bill dipped
to spear — now here you are
my prey, captive
as I’ve penned poetry

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Lori Carlson writes poetry, fiction, articles and personal essays. Most of her topics are centered around Relationships, Spirituality, Life Lessons, Mental Health, and the LGBTQ+ community. In addition to writing for Soul & Sea, Lori also writes for fifteen other publications here on Medium. Check out her personal Medium blog — Ravyne’s Nest.




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