Chronoscope 82: Gulls Complaining

By John Walser

Gulls complaining the dusk
cries loose as paper towels
blown from a lakeside table

remind us at night sometimes
that what we face alone
against the ambient washed sky
is scavenging.

John Walser, a professor at Marian University, holds a doctorate in English from UW-Milwaukee. His poems have appeared or will be appearing in numerous journals, including Barrow Street, NimrodFourth RiverQuiddityThe Pinch and december magazine. A 2013 Neruda Prize semifinalist, John is currently submitting three manuscripts of poems.

  Photo credit: Julie Pallowick Photography

Photo credit: Julie Pallowick Photography