It is hard to believe it is day 29. One of the things I've learned through my attempts to write a poem each day, is how carefully I must pay attention. I take time each day to search for my poem. In Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott reminds us, "Writing is about learning to pay attention and to communicate what is going on." Yesterday at lunch I couldn't help but notice the seagulls flying over the parking lot much like it was the ocean. I wondered if they were lost. Did they know what they were really missing? I tried to capture what I noticed here:
white wings outstretched
hunting for food
are you lost
above the ebony pavement
as dark as the ocean
without the sun
the parking lot of cars
like waves stretched
across the dark sea
you rise and fall
in search of morsels
a piece of bread -
gone from the ocean
are you lazy
or quite clever?
© Cathy L. Mere, 2012
Did you know?
Seagulls are scavengers --- clever ones. Here's a funny story about a Dorito stealing seagull.
Many seagulls live, nest, and feed inland.
Seagulls have excellent eye sight.
The seagull typically lives 5-15 years.
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