An egg laid precariously on a slim branch of a Plumeria tree. Parental terns watched over with devoted care and was never unattended. Finally a new chick peeks out from under a white feathery breast, eyes on a new tropical world inspiring the haiku - Fluffy and flightless clinging tight to home branch a wonder of nature. Nature that can be less than Motherly and quite harsh and cruel. Today I stand under the Plumeria staring at an empty branch through misty eyes.
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