Winter 2008 JBWB Poetry Competition First Prize

Watching the Kite

Kate Keating


I wish I'd seen it dive

The sun bit into the back of my eyes

And just for a moment as I glanced away

The circling kite was gone

Back into the trees?

Or did it sharply descend, and fall onto its prey

In the field of ripened corn?

I do wish I'd seen it dive


©2008 Kate Keating


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