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fit for Eden

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the egret spreads its wings

to the glory of God

its long neck and dagger beak

and claw will hunt

for Jesus’ sake

and in the spirit of the Lord

it will eat without thanks

all organs churning

in a Genesis of calling

and of impulse

the egret is its own sense of wonder

without apology

(either kind)

or gratitude

it because it is

because God made it so

then left it to the sky,

the water, and the land

a true denizen of Earth

the wonder and rightful holder of

first promises

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C L Couch

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A Great Egret preens its feathers at Freshwater Lake in Cairns Australia.

Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

Centenary Lakes Nature Play Space, Edge Hill, Australia

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