November nativity

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Seals lumber ashore now
birth places bitterly contested in biting winds
matings too – bloodied blubber gives vent
milky pups fatten on the eternal teat
cries for the stillborn, the new born
gulls pick quarrels and placenta
all these breaths hang misty
at November’s numbing nativity

Mish’s Quadrille #21 prompts us to Take a Breath

25 thoughts on “November nativity

  1. I like that you’ve taken us to the darker side of nature, the struggles and misfortunes that we share with them in this circle of life.

    1. enjoyed your prompt Mish 🙂 first thought was the ‘breath of life’ which then roused this memory

    1. Belated thanks Rosemary – just back from a short break though not dancing with seals this time around

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