along the way

The first photograph was captured during an early morning walk. I was arrested by the pool of gold created by the sunlight. The other photographs were captured as I walked to my car after time with friends at a Japanese restaurant.

a moment

I noticed it out of the corner of my eye,

standing still in the water.

I turned slowly, cell phone in hand,

hoping that my movement would escape its notice,

but all I had was seconds before it took flight,

and left an unfazed duck and I, behind.