birds gathering at dusk

the geese and the ducks arriving
at the pond at dusk

the geese flying in
deftly finding a spot
on the crowded pond
honking warnings
splashing down in unison
no accidents
ever it seems
they are experts

the geese walking in
waddle awkward gate
one by one two by two
slipping by quietly
there is a truce
almost a trust
between us

a short distance away
smaller ducks huddle
will they sleep on the water too?

From a chance encounter on Friday January 15, 2021
Who knew this dusk gathering was such a social event