Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Mag 159: The Cycle

Meal Beach, Burra Isles, Shetland by Robin Gosnall

Listen to the power.
A clean white foam pushed
from behind by a blue-green hand
then pulled back.

The sand wet,
beach reticent briefly-

then the flapping 
and laughing of disquieted Seagulls
in the distance; then closer
until deafening.  

As the white foam reappears
the gulls circle out to sea
watching, awaiting 
the powerful wall of water 
once again push in 
and take back.

In mocking fashion 
the birds do it all over. 

Michael A. Wells

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