The Fish Eagle

Written by: Suzette Richards

master of the river calling to his mate 
I lift my face to the early morning sun 
just in time to see him swoop 
extending  talons 
scooping  fish  
bearing it aloft 
he settles 
on an overhanging branch 
and savours his catch of the morning – ripping 
then we are all one – the fish eagles and I