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 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.

One thought on “A Guffaw by Paul Brookes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s