High-tailing it

the breakfasting pukeko
who fossicks in the margins of our driveway
is the tallest I have ever encountered

there’s something in the verge
which brings him back day after day

[perhaps a nest he is caretaking]

but when he spots Derek
with the camera
his white tailfeathers
flick flick flick

and he hightails it
speedily

away

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