Diane de Echeandia – 1 poem 



Cruising by an osprey nest

perched atop the channel marker,

we suspend idle chatter

to crane our necks

and even stand a bit off-balance,

hoping to glimpse

the nestlings shielded

beneath their mother’s wings.

Does the osprey

despair of sputtering diesel

fumes invading her tranquility?

Does she wonder about us?

Disquieted for a moment,

does she continue watching,

as we do, uneasy–

conforming to life’s patterns,

while harboring fears of

life’s eventualities over

which she has no control?



Diane de Echeandia writes poetry and short stories. Her work has won awards in competitions sponsored by Christopher Newport University, Asheville Writer’ Workshop, and Pamlico Writers. Her poems have appeared in SUNY Delhi publication,Agate; The Skinny Poetry Journal; and Pamlico Writers’ anthology – A Carolina Christmas.


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