A Guffaw by Paul Brookes

of gulls accused of abuses,
free runners of the air
graceful, delicate flight action
catches your chucked morsel

in a speed vault

mid air

above the squabbled ducks.

These are not seagulls
perched on fishing smack masts,
but laughing gulls on lit lampposts
in retail parks.

paul-brookes
Paul Brookes was poetry performer with “Rats for Love” and his work included in “Rats for Love: The Book”, Bristol Broadsides, 1990. His first chapbook was “The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley”, Dearne Community Arts, 1993. He has read his work on BBC Radio Bristol and had a creative writing workshop for sixth formers broadcast on BBC Radio Five Live.
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