barges · boats · coast guard · East River · sailboats · seagulls · tugs

River life

“Segurokamome winter” by 藤谷良秀 – 投稿者自身の撮影.
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Segurokamome_winter.jpg

The seagull, his bill and body facing south,

Allows himself to be swept north on the tide.

Tired of the ride, his wings spread and carry

Him into the lazy sky.

The tugboat doesn’t so much pull its barge

As it pushes it downstream, passing another

Headed up. The birds have abandoned their

Watery perch to sail circles above it

As the jetskis roil the river alive with boats

And sparkling  with waves

“Barge and tug in NYC” by Ed Yourdon from New York City, USA – Barge. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Barge_and_tug_in_NYC.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Barge_and_tug_in_NYC.jpg

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