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  • At first you think you enter the scene with your eyes, that

    you must look, and look silently

    until you can do nothing but look .... for the slipping
  • the dart and dash
  • the little unexpected

    that really you knew were there if you just looked hard enough
  • and so you

    look and look

    out the window

    up through the sky

    across the field

    into the woods

    all day all day all day all night

    because you never know.
  • But finally,

    after a while,

    after months and years, you realize

    that when you live along a wildlife corridor

    you do not look, no, you do not look —

    you listen
  • to wings against air

    and you grow

    ears upon your neck, eyes across your fingers
  • to sense a split second before

    (if you have any hope at all)

    of being let in

    to what is

    just out of sight.
  • Note: I am playing around with what happens to story on different visual storytelling platforms. You'll find a version of this on Medium , that to my mind, works quite differently. Will also try it out on Exposure & perhaps Creativist.
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