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Seagull On 6th Ave

Posted: November 14, 2011 in Poems
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I look up to see a seagull,
wobbling down the sidewalk.
So far from the sea,
he waddles, unconcerned with cars.
I sit transfixed,
fear in my eyes. I’m glued to him
as he starts across the street.

The bird, beak pointed
to the darkened sky, sees
the lights of an oncoming
car. He steps to the side and sits.
Headlights fade, he shuffles
to the other side,
and I go back to my book.
He knew all along.