Lyndon Nygaard

The Barred Owl

is a brutal
who scans the
white, snowy sheet before him.
Letting go the branch he
quietly banks, turns
descends on a
field mouse
parsing it
with his talons
leaving only
a drop
of red.


Lyndon Nygaard is a research scientist for a medical device company. He holds masters degrees in divinity from Luther Seminary, and in science from Drexel University. He lives with his wife Marcy in Stillwater, Minnesota.