You are elusive during the evening,
my eyes searching to find you.
I hear your lonely wail and it
sends shivers down my spine.
Just when I'm ready to paddle
ashore, you emerge taunting me
with your quiet complexity.
Camera slowly focuses in, holding
my breath I capture your wild beauty
in an instant, forever.
While we were vacationing last weekend I had a lesson in patience. My bestie and I were out kayaking late in the evening. She is an excellent photographer and will wait a long time for the perfect shot. She had wanted to shoot a picture of a loon, but they had been elusive due to boat traffic during the day. We finally spotted one out for an evening swim and my best friend knew it was her chance. She patiently followed the loon, and quietly waited as to not disturb his route, and then very slowly and quietly took his picture. I doubt he even knew that he was the subject of such great interest. Good things do come to those who wait....