I watch for the Bufflehead (B) to resurface
while I kick a rock in frustration over the Clinton/Sanders debate’s bloviations.
The B stay under for up to 25 seconds.
Its diving tactic COULD provide me a metaphor during debates:
Compress plumage to squeeze out air,
give a slight forward leap & plunge down with zest,
holding wings tight to body & propel with just feet.
Then POP like a cork to the surface
while I watch.