Watching the sudden seagulls in the garden, I wondered what brought
them here as we are miles from any seawater. We have had a lot of
flooding water but they’re not interested in that. Perhaps it seems a
more sympathetic environment but I used to think that if they stayed
too long, the magpies would gang up on them. Now, I’m not so sure
after reading a whole bunch of stories of their extreme aggression during
these pandemic times. A misty afternoon with seagulls like snowflakes and
a ginger cat furious about being kept inside.
ALWAYS OUT THERE
Those seagulls in our garden
Are a long way from water.
Doing what we all do, I suppose,
Looking for a future
Just a little bit better.
© 2019 Gwen Grant