Of seagulls, David Appelbaum

Be Merciful to Me, Tim Timmerman
(watercolor and gouache on paper, 11″x5″)

Of seagulls

1
fumitory

a word like ah
slung over a stone lid
not the cave
nor risen sign
neither murmur
spells crumbled ash
effaced
all but a text

2
usher

tell it rustle a bushel
russet sets
and other beautiful hopes

lichen of this zone
blooms on the rim

under the nestle
of ether
that sleeps well

it could be the shrug
of an atlas

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David Appelbaum

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