Charlie Hill. Writer.

Novelist & Short Story Writer

Under the Radar

 

The heron

 

Trudging to the supermarket,

on a very bad day for news,

I saw a heron on the roof of a house.

 

It had a beak of scissor blades, and

legs like television aerials, yet when it moved its neck

it uncurled around the body of an oriental vase.

 

Then it took off, and I knew I’d been wrong

to try to bring it to earth: it was no part of this

nor of any of those things.

 

The Heron was published by Under the Radar magazine in 2016

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