After a photograph by Sandrine Bizaux Scherson
The heron stands aslant
in a tangle of palm fronds,
woven as wicker into a diagonal weft.
The silver grey of the image
evokes old postcards of Florida,
showing commonalities no one
could see until now in a world
where everything insists on itself.
Here they are as conspicuous
as a shiner on a freshly shaven face:
the bird with its legs like stalks
or the palm’s thick ribs,
its wings tipping upwards
shielded by the trees’ fringed leaves
ready to take to the air.
Causes Robbi Nester Supports
Anti-slavery and human trafficking
Advocating for disabled children