Water Lily Quagmire; a Fictional Feathertale — pat morss

A real ornithologist wouldn’t make up a story like this, but it’s fun to imagine. As the water lilies spread, they become an impediment for the water birds.

The first convoy didn’t get any closer to open water
Even jumping off the rock, it was still a short runway
Hey – we could use a little help over here
How long do you think we’ll be stuck here?
I promise – I’ll be the first duckling to fly out
How ’bout you big guys clear a channel for us little guys?
Success! Why didn’t we think of this earlier?
It’s gotten entirely too crowded for fishing here
Since I’m one of the big guys, I’ll just fly out – because I can
Someone thinks the fishing is good here – think I’ll land
I had a hankering for salt water fish, anyway

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