Mallard

eric mccarty
2 min readMay 30, 2023
Mallard — Duck — Nature — Vunerablity — Prose Poetry — Headless Now — Moca McCarty Photo

Mallard:

of all the animals I see each morning, even when I’m fortunate and catch sight of the rare, secretive ones, it’s ducks that are perhaps most beloved by me. They’re common to be my neighborhood pond, familiar my entire life, and yet never overlooked, always a deep love for this fascinating bird. This is the mallard, perhaps the most recognizable duck in the world, the breeding male offers a beautiful show of color, bright green heads with…

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eric mccarty

Writer, prose poetry, meditation teacher and lifetime student