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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Marc Beaudin

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100 Highways (Larus occidentalis)

Mornings on the balcony overlooking
Monterey Bay with a paper cup
of bad hotel coffee & the shrieks

of gulls from the rooftops
telling the world to wake up
before this moment is gone

forever & the cypress trees
lining the park twisted
into dervish shapes dancing

wild but at a pace of decades
between each beat
sounded by the sea

It's always this music that calls &
it only took me a hundred highways
(this time) to get here