In an inexpressive moment
They descended and sat motionless in the water.
Thousands of wings
silenced by an unexplained energy,
each bird facing the other like on a coat of arms;
Rustic browns, dull greys, pale whites,
against a bright, blue horizon,
on an ivory Sea.
Fishes seemed lacking,
no fishing boats wandering either.
I’ve seen them before….
but never in this magnitude,
for I swear they were summoned there
in their thousands.
What did they perceive that I didn’t
in those precocious minutes?
In that brief period of movelessness
where winds and waves were absent,
what did they know?
Then as if by a sixth sense
they all ascended and flew away….
Leaving me and my thoughts adrift….
Leaving an inquiring mind none the wiser…...