Since living on the beach, I have seen many things
One in particular that has yet to change the way we live
I've noticed that the ducks and the seagulls do not play together
Usually one group is in the water and the other on the sand
There is no mingling, no eye contact or even innocent flirting
It's like there's some unspoken code amongst the two
"You do your thing and we'll do ours"
As I continually watch, day after day, even with
Binoculars close at hand...waiting and hoping
Hoping for one or all to break the barrier
To gather together as one unified force
Blend in and fraternize as if they've always known
Always cared and will always come to the aid of
Or defense of the other…if it ever came to that
I have that one question on my list of many questions to
Ask The Father when I see Him
"Why don't the ducks and the seagulls get along?"
And just as my sleepy eyes come into focus
I see something white and bright at the edge of
The shoreline… just where the water and the sand collide
"Could it be, is that what I think it is?"
Yes, it's a little baby seagull playing "dodge the waves"
Right there in the midst of about six little ducklings...
It never fails...kids will be kids and have no idea whatsoever
That they are not "supposed" to mix with someone
Who is not of "their kind"
They will innocently play together as long as you allow
Them and are simply clueless as ever about the "social etiquette”
At least until some stupid grownup comes along and steals
Their joy...telling them that "their different" and that they
are not supposed to associate with "those" kind”