They call you blue. I say you are rather gray. The mood you put me in when standing at the edge of the pond to fish out the koi. Brilliant orange harpooned on the beak. They say a koi can live for fifty years.
Now I watch heron on the beach, the silly legs straggling along the sand, or the patient one roosting in the tree over the lagoon. There is a white heron on the lake today. Hard to forget the gray.
predator and prey
leave mark on gray windy sky
beauty in color
the oldest known koi was Hanako, who lived for 226 years
dVerse prompt for haibun in gray