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The seagulls are walking

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The seagulls are walking around the yard
like officers of the Coastguard

With their wings behind their backs.
waiting for some formal event to start

In the local hall, all lit up
where there will be speeches and awards

And their strong necks will sweat
under their collars as they are called up to be honored

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For representing a tradition that saves people.
Or maybe they are

Just tired of flying or standing on one leg
on roof or rock or of fishing and foraging

And they just want to walk around
before nightfall.

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger  and author of several books, the latest: 13 Seeds: Health, Karma and Initiation. Over the last few years he has begun calling himself an activist poet, channeling his activism through poetic (more...)
 

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May I interject, Gary?

I was going down the steps to Sand Beach at Acadia National Park when one of a gambolling flock of seagulls swooped over

my head accurately dropping his digested meal on my bald pate.

Submitted on Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 at 1:21:43 PM

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My Mom suffered a simular fate one day as we walked back from a movie theater in Swampscott, MA to say she wasn't happy would be an understatment.

By the way, OP ED News spell check seems to be having problems.

Macs come with an app called Dictionary and both words check good using it.

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The title attracted me to read this piece. Not a frequent reader of poetry, I found the writing mysterious. Some hidden meaning is there, beyond my grasp...

Submitted on Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 at 9:44:34 AM

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I will refrain from going into what I think this poem is saying. Frankly I go with my intuitions when I write poetry, more so as I get older, trusting my instincts. Sometimes a poem can communicate something subliminally, so you don't have to grasp it with your intellect. You probably know this, but I just thought I would underscore it.

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