Colin Robinson

Sandgropers

The birds gather to chatter at 6.00 am
Norfolk pines tower over the conversation
misty waves cover traces in the sand.

The birds scutter by in couples
sometimes threes
rarely flocked.

They all appear to be related
sharing a number of similarities
like
sad eyes unblinking and stunned
curved beaks begging forgiveness and
light-ripped wings.

Colin Robinson © 2008