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The Last Flight

Story ID:6163
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro, Nova Scotia Canada
Year:2010
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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The Last Flight

Feathers soared through
a storming,
and below Novemberís confusion
riding lake's chilly
crest, a Mallard lays in rocking stillness

wings outstretched, no longer
part of journeys south

often led season's flight, raised
a family within
the framework of this bay.

Heíll miss fragrance in Springís return,
the joy of swooping delight --

now lifeless, never forgotten.

© Richard L. Provencher