June Walker

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Albatross Of Midway Islands - Poem by June Walker

Fledgling runs from nest,
lands on turf, nose first,
tail in the air,
sheepish look,
puzzled stare.
Flaps paddle feet, runs,
holding windmill arms out,
till a sudden draft lifts him,
up there.

Over water he flaps,
then drops to the surface
like an autumn pear.
Torpedo sharks beneath would love
to rip open that bulging breast;
he rises on unsure legs, strides
along the surface. Suddenly,
he is flying with care.

Looking down, he whispers as he glides,
over oceans, across seas,
monitoring movement of tides,
foaming white horse hair-
stingray, swimming in the air.

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  • Dawn Ferrett (8/9/2012 12:55:00 PM)

    Beautifully visual! A lovely poem! ! ! Dawn xx (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 9, 2012

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