Stewart Acuff

Sep 19

Stately Elegant Egret

Written by Stewart Acuff

The tall, stately elegant egret

Complained with caws as the dogs

Violated his perch at the edge of the low tide marsh

Noses to the ground wanting warm blooded critters to chase

They ignored the always elegant egret

He just took up a higher perch

He must’ve fed on small fish as the tide went out.

The dogs happily went about their sniffing search in the high sawgrass

This rich marsh feeds so many.

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Stewart Acuff is America’s best-known and foremost labor organizer. He is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work, coauthored by Dr. Richard Levins.

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