After a photograph by Terry Evans
       "Great blue heron, Texas, 1922"

Its neck recurves
like a ladle handle
bends into its breast:
a still-life arabesque

Stunned flat
in the camera's
extravagant explosion
light is redoubled:

into all herons I can recall:
      specters around the bend
      fog coalescing into wings
      petroglyph tracks in mist

and now paper edges
   squared sight of a heron
   frozen. Also borders are:
   my eyes as I multiply

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