Copyright 2013 by Leslie Varsava. All rights reserved.

crayfish

Hiding by day under rocks by the shore

This miniature lobster-like creature

Waits for darkness to search for prey

Orange claws open and close

Bluish legs creep forward

Four antennae twitch

I wade closer

Try to catch

Tail flips

Gone

Source: Up North by Doug Bennet and Tim Tiner

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