North Atlantic winter packs away its pewtery colors
to long Arctic days and distances.
Harlequin ducks, the sparks of winter margins,
pre-pair for remote procreation.
Folly Point glimmers
to receive the Spring.
Long-tailed ducks rest in Folly Cove
en route from pelagic stations to tundra.
Great cormorants relinquish latitudes
to southern cousins.
Black scoters depart;
crustaceans and mollusks repopulate.
soften to a new cycle.
fatten brant for migration.
Ancient pulls unite mergansers.
They exult, resplendent to the Promise.
overlap their northern cousins.
A common gull graces
a moment of wings and light.
Spotted sandpipers hunt.
Color rests for the day.