the herring gull repeatedly lifts a crab

by Gabriel Rosenstock

Original Language Irish & English

Dar Óma
the herring gull
repeatedly lifts a crab
carries it aloft
and drops it
on rocks below
until it is satisfied
the shell is truly shattered

the meat devoured
not a scrap left behind

You take me ever higher
clawing air
I forget my fate
submitting to Your hunger

-- from Uttering Her Name, by Gabriel Rosenstock

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