I came here with the seagulls
I’m a born city-dweller
but the water crashes
in a way the late night sirens can’t.
At the top of my to-do list are
and every peninsula surrounding the Adriatic Sea.
The hustle and bustle push me to thrive
but the seagulls just fly
sandwiched between the two great blues.
Have you ever seen a bird call a cab?
I didn’t think so.
Just the thought of being one with nature
used to make my mouth taste like sand
and yet, here I am
I am here with the gulls
because the ocean ripples at a steady rate that some deeper part of me craves.
Have we all forgotten what this world has to offer
outside the walls of concrete and smog?
Though we may not know why,
it's all here for us--
five letters full of the beautifully pure.