Sunday, December 28, 2014

Winter Follies

They were standing on the viewing platform 
with their focal acquisitions, long 
zoom cameras, spotting scopes, and carbon fiber 
tripods, looking for another bird 
to acquisition for their memories, while 

consulting with each other on the technical 
specs of their recently-acquired equipment, 
divulging stories of the special sightings 
they remembered like a snowy owl 
consuming innards of a meadow vole 

as twenty birders grabbed exclusive pictures. 
Their chatter was annoying me as I 
looked out upon a spacious empty winter 
marshland. What about my own attempt 
to acquisition all that precious silence?

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