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Occupancy - Feed the Birds

©Sherry Gallagher 2013

I feed them from my rolled down window
because it is too cold to do otherwise
and I have the notion to relieve myself 
of half the cheese occupying my bread 
- nothing more.

These gulls are known as sea rats, 
pests of sea and strand;
and, for that matter, 
so are the seals.
But who has labelled them such?
Only sailors staking a claim 
- occupying as well.

How dare the audacity, wouldn't you say?
To lay claim to common space.
And that is truly all 
- nothing more. 

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