Meeting on Marshy Water

A poem

Mark Tulin
Apr 19 · 1 min read
Photo by author, Mark Tulin

The birds fill the estuary,
one by one,
they flock in various colors,
excited to join their peers,
at the bird sanctuary

It is a Sunday meeting,
a cornucopia on marshy water,
much like a Quaker service
where everyone is equal,
and have a turn to speak

The pelicans come in
for a landing,
seagulls congregate,
discussing the morning’s program,
while crows play a game of tag

One duck is courting another,
splashing about,
cleaning his feathers,
showing off his long bill
and unique quacking style

The white cranes
are above it all,
ignoring the others
gossipy chatter,
floating with heads held high

When does the sermon begin?
Who will lead the liturgy?
The ocean waves roar,
cars buzz down a nearby highway,
a seabird communion.

Mark Tulin

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A California writer whose dreams are more vivid than his waking life. Poetry, Humor, Sexuality, and Short Stories. https://crowonthewire.com

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