Semipalmated sandpiper WIP, © 2018 Michelle Kogan
Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been back and forth to our beach this last week, watching these wonderful small semipalmated sandpipers as they migrate through the Chicago area enroute to their winter home in south America. They are called semipalmated for they have a very slight webbed foot–that you could maybe see if they would just slow down for a second–they move pretty fast. They are after a delicious meal that graces our sands which I name in my poem.
beaks peck-pecking in sand,
Your nonstop moving motion
foraging your quotient,
Biofilm from our beaches,
yum–nutrient filled slime,
Short Chicago stopover
© 2018 Michelle Kogan
Catch the Poetry Friday Roundup at Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s blog, The Poem Farm. Thanks for hosting Amy, I’m looking forward to what you will be sharing with all of us this week!
Sending my thoughts out to all those who have had to leave there homes, and those in any kind of harms way of Hurricane Florence, be safe.