Gustaf Munch-Petersen: The Reef

Black-white gulls
with yellow beaks against the summer breeze
upon the back of the reef –
A seal turns a black head
back and forth glancing
along the waterline –
The only aster of the reef burns violet
in the sun –
The flies dance above
the dunghill of the gulls –
The seal disappears –
The gulls take off –
The beach aster is stuck in its crack –
A red sail appears –

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