Early Morning Flight
Noisy honking announces their nearness
A crew of morning geese arrive.
In an imperfect V formation
All experts in flying.
Their wings pushing against the air
With strokes silent and synchronized
Propelling them forward.
Each bird like an oarsman
Engaged together in a race to get to their destination
With one lone goose a short distance to the right
Like a coach in charge of the team
Encouraging them on.
Copyright © 2015 by Susan Corrine Beckmann
About the author:
Susan Beckmann lives in Surprise, Arizona with her husband Ted and their two red, long-haired dachshund brothers named Hans and Fritz. Susan is also the author of an unpublished short story called Manassas Ridge, which is richly influenced by the beauty of Canada Geese.