owl blessing

 i was driving home
after visiting some land
a little south and east of here
 when i saw an enormous intelligence 
staring straight into my windshield, my face, my heart
from it's kill on the roadside
and up, 
flew the barred owl,
who waited for me to find
the camera, looking from 
me to another car and back
giving me time and a pose
before soaring out into the winter forest.