city dwellers in winter (choka)

Seagulls – TorontoStar


sits by the garden
now a bed of frozen dirt

framed in grey concrete
watches evening traffic flow

three pigeons peck crumbs
office people may have dropped

the cry of seagulls
alert brethren siting food

screech getting closer
envy, greed tormenting gull

pigeons gulp with haste
all but one flew away

Photo credits: Katrin Schaak – Flickr

then down for the kill
gull assaults the trembling bird

walkers passing by
chase the gull who flies away

bitter cold winter
turns them all into vultures

watching the whole show
wren hunts in that bed of dirt

mourner’s sacred sign
day by day, wren visits her
reminiscing of the past

© Tournesol ’15


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