The Cormorant

Curious teal blue eyes

With tufts of hair above

Will you bite my outstretched hand,

Or can you accept love?

Forlornly on the shore

You sit in solitude

Your hour is fast approaching

And I understand your mood.

Non-chalant cormorant

What am I to do?

Last week at the beach, I saw this cormorant sitting in the sand. He must have been sick or wounded. I asked the park ranger to help him, but he said since the cormorant isn't an endangered species, there was nothing he could do. The cormorant died an hour later.