Cedar Waxwing


A pack of Cedar Waxwings
polishes off the fresh hatch
of Meadowhawk dragonflies
in their first flight
by the pond of a morning
swooping in to take them
inches from the ground.

Circle of life.

And no more beautiful predator,
no more elegant assassin,
always in evening dress,
than a waxwing.

If a Meadowhawk has to go,
Cedar Waxwing seems appropriate.

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