Twice I Saw a Bird, (After Snow Fall)

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Snow not covering a rocky slant
     Looked like a bird.

Two winter leaves left on empty branch
     Together seemed a bird.

I photographed each bird, in haste,
     Till I saw it would not fly away.

Bird that was nothing there

Something there that was not a bird.

Oh well,
     It was nice to see these birds, never moving.
     I like birds, but they're usually flitting away.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I successfully photographed these birds. My haste turned out to be unnecessary. But I ended up with a poem about projection and misinterpretation.

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