The Gulls by Ryan Gibbs

Poem Title: The Gulls  Poet Name: Ryan Gibbs Poem: they shriek  		louder  than alley cats in heat tearing apart  		my garbage their white plumes 		soiled in carnage  how different  				these vermin  appear  				from the gulls I remember  				by the lake  the majestic birds  		with eagle wings  				gliding as kites   						across endless skies  I will follow 		the gulls  these raucous  		scavengers   		remember too  				better days  				are good omens   						to wary sailors  								foretelling   										nearby land  												hidden treasures  End of poem.  Credits: Copyright © Ryan Gibbs Ryan Gibbs is an English professor who lives in London, Canada. His poems have appeared in Pollux Journal, Blueline, Tower Poetry, The Windsor Review, and Tamaracks: Canadian Poetry for the 21st Century. His children’s poetry has been included in the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness. Twitter: @RyanGibbsWriter