there’s a Seagull somewhere

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 There’s not a ripple –
not a single solitary crack
in the duplicated sky;
no skewered sheen
no fissured fjord
no swallowed swell;
hard to believe this saline mirror
is the toe-tipped Atlantic
that normally beats with brackish boots
upon Erin’s western inlets

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 What a further delight then
when shoreline scavenging
to find a punctured relic
in amongst the teeming late evening activity
of rummaging crabs
and ravenous sand hoppers
(my bare pasty legs the top dish
of the fast fading day)

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 So just along the high tide line
marked by opaque – yet purple hued
jilted jellyfish
I find my own seashore stash salted away –
a beach ball, barely bloated
and home to a number of crept in crawlies
and crushed crustaceans

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 But I’m pumped enough
as is the ossified orb
for me to hook it up
from it’s plinthed position
atop a shoring shell
and to cradle it on my instep
and to flip it, flick it, flap it, flop it
upon lumpen limbs and harried heel
all under the setting sun –
to my audience of one:
a solitary seal
interested in my cock-eyed keepy-ups
only for as long as his next meal
swims into range

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I bided my time
at this seductive seascape
drinking in the cocktailed sunset;

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 With dusk doused
I bade a sad farewell
to my fickle flippered fan
and departed for suburbia
to the cacophany
of the feathered coastal clan



The G series :
23rd June 2009
poems inspired by cycling around Galway, in particular Oranmore.
I’m sure God has his holiday home around here somewhere!

The west coast of Ireland is the only place in the world where fjords are found, other than Scandanavia, I believe.

This particular inspiring spot was beyond Maree, at Carrowmore. That nomenclature, for personal reasons, resonates on many levels for me.

And I’d just read a review of the movie ‘Looking for Eric’ before setting out!
So a subliminal nod to Cantona ūüėČ

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/theres-a-seagull-somewhere/