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A poem about an old lake gull, written in September, 2011
by Connie Claire Szarke
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This is a poem about an old lake gull who is no longer a member of the flock.

GRAY GULL                                                              by Connie Claire Szarke

There’s a big old gray gull,
hangs out alone on West Arm Bay.

While a hundred sleek white birds perch
on a neighbor’s boat canopy, blue under a thick coat
of white-wash,
old gray parks solo on mine.

He swims alone.

Flies alone.

And when he stands,
he stands alone
on bowed legs.

I’ve never seen a gull die;
It seems a drawn out affair.

When winter comes, I wonder,
where will he go?

Will he return next summer?

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Reviewed by jude forese 11/10/2011
since i go to the shore almost everyday, i have had thought these thoughts ...
... your poem is perceptive and well written ...

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