ursula

there was an offensive seagull nesting below our balcony.
we watched the ocean with tired eyes as the seagull
attacked every person brave enough to get close.
we gave her a name and a home and we nested
there until we were ready to grow.
playing poker on a pillow drinks at steak, chemical gambles
betting a bottle on a colorful hand and now i see exactly what
i’m gambling on i knew nothing easy is good enough.
i gulped the night quickly to feel it hit faster.
the next day the seagull’s beak warned us
we stepped too close to beauty.

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