Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Mag - 197

"A very single fact could emerge into many versions of truth, depends on the number of eyewitnesses and interpretations." Toba Beta


Photo from the Guardian, eyewitness.  Image for Tess Kincaid's Magpie.

The He Said, She Said, of the Local News

So many twisted views
across every cell,
scorned the editor.
Swore seeing white clouds hovering
low over flooded greens of Highgate Golf Club
to sighting
Whitehall Park under siege by gulls and
heavy rains left mass flooding.
Predicting, Hitchcock's birds all over again.
Noisy Oystercatchers says one
  GULLS attacking! Swore ten reports.
Doomsday havoc
disturbing drivers
pecking at pedestrians
snatching toads
 in mobbing fashion.
Large white-headed gulls
these heart-less predators
baiting humans below
with their devilish feeding.
Skilled by opening mussels
and preying on one another
stealing and pecking
told in ranges from crows to magpies!
How do we report?
139 calls still holding.
So post to wit 
our dear editor prays
whatever sells.

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TexWisGirl said...

just like the newsroom. :)

Rob From Amersfoort said...

There aren't many gulls in Amersfoort, but my uncle, who lives in The Hague in a quarter near Scheveningen, severely dislikes them. Once he even tried to shoot one when they attacked him on his balcony. So Hitchcock's story wasn't so far-fetched...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

They have many plans
Birds will become huge again
Think Jurassic Park

Cloudia said...

great opening quote,
and poetic conclusion!

from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^= <3

Lyn said...

All in the eye of the beholder, I guess...this sure presents choices...excellent...

Helen said...

Hear ye, hear ye .. read all about it! Loved this one!

Berowne said...

Nimble and inventive; well done.

Filip and Kristel said...

I am surprised the seaguls come so close.


Kutamun said...

This is fun ! Makes you wonder just who is running this planet ?
Maybe its time to give the seagulls a turn

Tess Kincaid said...

I enjoyed this clever take...

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Very well done!

Carrie Van Horn said...

Love the metaphor in this Karen....excellent writing here!