Two-Timing Seagull


Oh! Never trust a two-timing seagull!
Theres a two timing seagull down at the Pierhead,
sat atop a luggage rack, looking for a friend.

Awfully lonely for a big white bird that cries out in the middle of the day,
just looking for a sucker to take him in,
that he will knowingly abandon some hours later,
for a bag of chips or something even tastier.

So why bother and don't even try when you hear him cry out in that sea-bound
wail.
For all it takes is one little stale piece of bread,
to forget your comforting words and make him fly away.

Oh! Never trust a two-timing seagull!







By Charles Bernstein