The Shiny Coin

The curvaceous eyes

look over the stream

a coin is shining

something out of a dream

So beautiful

light reflects many colors

a tempting prize

possession of wonders

Swooping down

now in possession

decorating the nest

an artful expression

Blending in with feathers

light reflecting off the coin

searching the stream for others

acquisitions to purloin

Search is futile

it’s one of a kind

the creature moves on

time to unwind

Night falls

time to rest

nestling next to the prize

content in the nest

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce