October 24*

California Gull, Clover Point, Victoria, British Columbia

hundreds of bobbing gulls
collected, gathered
gabbling

               on the barely undulant sea
               in perhaps the last of open sun
               for months

raucous, impudent
in the evanescent
stillness

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.
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Photo Copyright © 2007, Alan D. Wilson

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