was in the middle of my morning commute, passing over the presumpscot's high tide when i saw a swirl, then another, in the middle of the channel. "blitz!" i thought as my focus changed from highway to the water. as the trees passed, clearing my view i saw the bird pop up from the water. shifting my attention back to the highway, i realized i had drifted a lane and was headed for the guardrail. swerve, death averted. f'king bird.