While part of IE's Cuba travel program in January, Jim Smith wrote a series of poems about his experience. Read other poems in the series here.

osprey spiraling
swooping claws snag water’s prey
flapping fish in flight

While taking a boat ride up a tributary of a canal, we watched an osprey flying nearby with a fish in its claws. The osprey landed on a leafless tree crown and, guarding its catch, observed us from the distance. January 22, 2013 - Boca de Guama, Cuba