Yesterday evening, just outside the Portland Museum of Art--
wish you could have seen it. All of a sudden
there was this quick swoop from the sky down to a sidewalk trash can.
A herring gull effortlessly picked up a paper bag in his beak
and flew it to the sidewalk in one smooth move.
I'm thinking, he's flying along and suddenly sees the
Dunkin' Donuts logo and cannot help himself.
(Reminds me of me some days....)
Then he started to walk down the sidewalk carrying it in his beak
very much like an old man with a huge package.
Of course, I followed, trying to extricate my camera from its case
and be unobtrusive at the same time.
(Try it sometime...not easy!)
"Hmmm...hope it's Boston Cream. My favorite"
"I can't stand the suspense--what's for dinner??
...And what is with this woman who keeps bugging me with that little black box
she's got pressed to her beak?"
"I'm getting out of here. Taking my bag with me.
"Lady, go away! Have a little mercy.
Let me dine in peace!!!"