Isolated Isolated “I watch the water thundering past, so loud it drowns my thoughts and memories. I can rest my head, my heart, for just a while. The floodwaters have carried away my mate, my home, my children, my world, all is gone, I am alone and isolated, and I don’t know what to do. Once these waters were nurturing, I felt complete floating on their surface, graceful and beautiful, awkward on my feet on land. I only wish it had taken me too.” She watches the creek. I really did notice this single female Canada goose standing on the top of the bank of the creek one early evening, standing completely still, and alone. Her stillness was strange, but not so much as her aloneness, geese are social animals, this is nesting and mating season, and wherever I see geese I never see only one. I know this flock, I walk through them all the time. Something was so forlorn at the way she stood so calm and still, and stared at the creek thundering by. . . . . . . . A part of Five Sentence Fiction:Isolated. . . . . . . All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, check my Etsy shop or Fine Art America profile to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit “purchasing” for availability and terms. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation Sing Your SongSquirrely 0 Comments A sad tale, very well told. “I only wish it had taken me too” was a great ending in that first paragraph, really drives home the sense of loss. Cheers KT Loading... Reply Thank you! I don’t like to anthropomorphize, but I think the response to loss is a universal concept. Loading... Reply Well done with this. I love it, because I know it is all too possible. Loading... Reply Thanks McGuffy Ann. It was truly a sad moment and I felt intrusive with my camera, but for her sake I had to record it. The geese are quick and when we have high-water events I’ll see them up on the bank in groups or in families, but there is at least one high-water event each spring that takes little ones and others. Loading... Reply Leave a ReplyCancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.