birds · Humour · poetry · writing

Laughing Gull

Craving compassion
I seek the wisdom
of the river –

Her glimmering waters
reflect sun’s warmth
I am at once calmed

and uplifted –
seagull raises his wings
emits an ungodly chuckle.

(Image, my own, is not actually a Laughing Gull, but the title fits.)

aging · Humour · life · poetry · writing

Victim

Can’t take responsibility
for what gets laundered here
my vehicle has no steering wheel

I am merely seeking understanding –
comfort, like support shoes  –
and I get flack, indifference
slapping me in the face.

Why did I put myself in this position –
revert back to old ways, think
I was destined for anything
but penniless devotion –

should have been a nun.

(Image from personal collection.)