You're a Long Way From the Sea, Gulls!

Their 
orange beaks 
- a striking contrast 
to their white and gray feathers - 
open wide 
to let out 
shrieks 
and 
cries,
shrill 
and 
piercing,
 that echo 
through
the parking lot 
miles and miles 
from the sea.  

These seagulls 
scavenge 
in 
the desert.


©2011, Bridget Magee