A flash of blue

Just a hint
In my peripheral vision
As I gaze across my yard
What have I seen
If anything at all?
Cobalt sky laced with white clouds?
No, ‘twas more ephemeral
Indigo cats-paw ripples
Dappled with golden sunlight
On the surface of the backyard pool?
Nay, ‘twas more elusive
There, again
To the left
As I’m glancing right
Just a fluttering in half an instant
Then, atop weathered grey fence
Playfully greeting me
Sits the blue jay
Returned from his winter travels
Reclaiming his springtime perch
And it is “our” yard once more

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