Fig. 5: The duck is pleased Fig. 6: The duck feels a sharp pain and endures it Fig. 7: The duck is going to pay that fucker back Fig. 8: The duck is moved by the tender color of the evening sky Fig. 9: The duck throws a punch Fig. 10: The duck is surprised by the skill of his opponent Fig. 11: The duck is confused by his feelings Fig. 12: The duck is trying to think of an apology Fig. 13: The duck is an artiste Fig. 14: The duck is badly frightened and seeks solace in the warm presence of his father Fig. 15: The duck is angry and will make a sculpture of his rage Fig. 16: The duck is a master swordsman wandering into a strange town Fig. 17: The duck concentrates Fig. 18: The duck is driving a car comfortably Fig. 19: The duck is driving a car comfortably Fig. 20: The duck is driving a car comfortably Fig. 21: The duck is driving a car comfortably Fig. 22: The duck is riding a bus comfortably Fig. 23: The duck startles at the sight of a girl falling from a play apparatus Fig. 24: The duck imagines unendurable grief Fig. 25: The duck is going to show you how a real duck handles a miter saw Fig. 26: The duck is fond of his one true friend the mud Fig. 27: The duck is vulnerable Fig. 28: The duck waits in the café and listensJeffrey Bean is a professor of English/creative writing at Central Michigan University. He is the author of two chapbooks and the poetry collections Woman Putting on Pearls and Diminished Fifth, and his poems appear in The Southern Review, The Laurel Review, The Missouri Review, The Antioch Review, and Willow Springs, among other journals.