Jan Hauck

Rookie - 273 Points (June 1,1978)

Seagulls - Poem by Jan Hauck

If only those seagulls did not obstruct my view
At the desert, that watery desert, in masses,
White and cackling, screaming, fighting
Over one fish, not careful enough, caught
By one nameless part of the flock, naked feet
Under feathers, carried by the salty wind,

Which beats and bends those trees on the cliff,
Leaving scars and crystalline barnacles
On their bark, their skin like humpback whales,
They try hard to dig deep into the rock, down, down
To the water, unaware that once they reach it,
The same saltwater will not feed them like gulls.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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