Shipping Cranes

Looming over the port

Like Calder’s dinosaurs,

Majestic, stoic, patient. 

 

They stand ready,

waiting to dip their long necks

and feed on the colored containers

by their feet,

when they’re there, 

if they’re there. 

Bright orange against gray sky,

gray water, 

staring into the distance,

oblivious to their coming

extinction.

 

 

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