i almost made a new friend

11 Apr

seagulls reclaim this park every spring.
sitting there,
wings tucked in,
looking like bowling pins
in connect the dot chaos across the yard.
must be hundreds of them.
i wanted to ask one some standard conversation sparklers:
your first nest?
how was the tree?
any brothers and sisters?
the gull gave me a few aw aw cacaws and then
exposed its open beak.
dark as night in there,
but beautiful,
its secret preserved like neptune


2 Responses to “i almost made a new friend”

  1. kvennarad April 11, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    Are these the big, fat beggars with the red spot on their beaks?

    • steve April 11, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

      Well, funny you should ask because as I sat there yesterday I did notice a spot on its beak. It was more of a vertical dash but I think it was black or blue. Maybe it faded from the car exhaust. I didn’t look to see if the other ones had the same spot.

      I think they only appeared fat because they had the feather and legs tucked into their bodies; keeping warm and waiting to get a worm I guess. But when they took off, wings went spread eagle or spread gull and they all appeared to be in good shape.

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