Crane Over Water

Crane Over Water

By JD Miller

Crane, over the water: 

I see the reflection of you

Distorted in the mirror 

And the fog,   

The curve of your long body,   

Bending like the moon  

To touch the earth–  

A single petal from   

A single bloom–  

Your wings spread out for balance   

And one foot   

Raised up, so you can  

Shave your soapy legs.