Knifing through thick summer air
over a lake of smoothed water,
swallows swoop for small insects
with a spatter of small chatter.
Not famous or well-known
for their song or plain call,
but their skilled flight performance
a silent air show for all.
© 2013 Richard Havenga
1. Pickerel Lake Park, (Pickerel) Kent County, Michigan
2. Big Crooked Lake (Crooked) Kent County, Michigan