(Bishop’s Palace, Wells)
A mother and two chicks,
coots, about their business
in the algaed moat.
Just two, others perhaps predated,
or starved, as happens with coots,
or, worse , tousled by their angry mother.
Another day for these survivors
to feed, bicker and float,
fated to follow dangerous instinct.
One stood and walked across the water,
vulnerable and invincible.
This, like its fragile life, one small miracle.