Friday, May 9, 2008
Yesterday, while biking home, I saw one of these on the trail near Lake Temescal. I've never seen one in Oakland before. S/he was looking through a chain link fence towards the lake and perhaps trying to understand what it was and how to get back over to the water. I imagined lifting it in my arms, scratchy feathers, warmth, wiggle, dusty smell, but instead, just pedaled on home.