Stories & Poems ~Poems


~Gull Attack


Gulls bold as market traders,
steel the air with their calls;
stand alert for invaders,
imperious on their walls.

They aim, leap, plunge and swoop;
dive headlong, plummet and caw,
threaten their beaks, and recoup
the swing of the flight that they draw.

But Gulls have their motivations,
more pressing than our idle thoughts:
their young & their young’s salvation.
keep rationales narrow and taut.


©Carl Ross

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