Out on a Limb

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill


You may think I have landed in a risky position

out here on a limb with nothing but ambition

The majority might feel wobbly and insecure

and so call my feat a stunt for the immature

But before you judge please let me explain

why walking around up here is not so inane

Most seek for gratification in things material

while I find the beauty of a cerulean sky ethereal

My view from here gives me a new perspective

on venues to choose so I can be quite selective

Above all this place is perfect for contemplation

for in all creation’s beauty I find inspiration

But before you consider climbing toward the sky

remember that I am equipped with wings that fly

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Note: These photos were taken at Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands in Palm Beach, Florida. Green Cay is a wonderful place to stroll on boardwalks through active wetlands and forested habitats. In addition to wading birds, mammals such as otter and bobcat can be found. My husband saw a good sized bobcat and tried to get my attention, but by the time I got there with my camera the bobcat had gone into seclusion. After reading my poem, he pointed out that a he has only seen a true cerulean sky in two places, the Great Bahama Banks and West Virginia. I won’t argue the point, but Florida skies must be a close second.

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