Skirmish at Sunrise

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They come because they must.
They gather at waters edge, vying for position.
They stand, they watch and wait; their bugle call, the cadence of the breakers.
The sun slowly, surely, lifts its face above the horizon.
The salty skirmish begins anew.


Written for Gargleblaster, in answer to the question: “Why do birds suddenly appear?”

16 thoughts on “Skirmish at Sunrise

  1. M. L. Sexton

    This was beautiful hoe you created the scene and how it goes along with the picture. Beautifully done.

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  2. Madhura

    Oh.. beautifully done! I love, ‘Bugle call, the cadence of the breakers’… and the last line, the ‘salty skirmish’.. beautiful description! 🙂

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