I found these two buzzards sitting on fence posts beside a rural Texas road. They were, without a doubt, waiting for breakfast, whatever overnight roadkill might provide. I thought of the characters from Waiting for Godot, the Samuel Beckett play. His characters, Vladimir and Estragon, are always waiting. If we are honest, we can admit that life itself is often about waiting. I took the photograph, and went on my way. That’s one interesting thing about taking pictures. You capture a moment, but often you have no idea what happened just before or after. Hopefully these two found breakfast.

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Christopher Woods is a writer, teacher and photographer who lives in Chappell Hill, Texas. He has published a novel, The Dream Patch, a prose collection, Under a Riverbed Sky, and a book of stage monologues for actors, Heart Speak. His work has appeared in The Southern Review, New England Review, New Orleans Review, Columbia and Glimmer Train, among others. His photographs can be seen in his gallery: christopherwoods.zenfolio.com.

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