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Message to a Murrelet – National Poetry Day Message Poem, Liz Brownlee

Message to a Baby Murrelet

.

Baby murrelet

how will you fare

in the wind and sun

on the ocean there,

.

leaving your nest

to jump in the surf

just one day after

your egg-hatched birth?

.

I follow my parents

who call out to me

as they ride the swell

on the vast, green sea.

.

How do your parents

guide you and guard,

when your world becomes

just water and dark?

.

What do you do

in wind rush and storm,

tossing and plunging

when waves grow strong?

.

The ocean is where

I am at home,

wind in feather, air in bone,

part ocean, part foam.

.

.

© Liz Brownlee

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