Two gulls together flying very high
a span apart, intent upon their course.
Pair-bonded or companions on a flight?
small dots, identified by wing-beat and by size.
Gulls surely fly for pleasure but why so high?
far higher than the nearby hills
and out of sight of food
and why together?
We 'd share our thoughts and friendship
discuss the landscape or the track
comment on plants and birds.
and go our way.
What empathies and needs keep them together?
We only know that there exists
a realm beyond our thought
wherein they fly.