hi high birdie sanctuary

paradise posing
photographer’s pictures painting
peak perfection

uninhabited
having the beach to ourselves
no one can build here

her will giving birds
the sands next door forever
beautiful conch shells

mile of ecstasy
no one in each other’s way
quiet roominess

birds in the trees
whispering thank-yous while egret
poses elation

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(thinking they’re egret
walking like an egyptian
steve martin king tut)