The Seagull’s 188th Seguidilla

A sound so serpentine – re-
Pent, repent, repent –
Is sung along the seaports;
Up and down they chant,
And the sea repeats.
The sea whose iridescent
Secrets eat regrets.

Jake Sheff

Jake Sheff is a pediatrician and veteran of the US Air Force. He's married with a daughter and a crazy bulldog. Poems and short stories of Jake’s have been published widely. A full-length collection of formal poetry, “A Kiss to Betray the Universe,” is available from White Violet Press. He also has two chapbooks: “Looting Versailles” (Alabaster Leaves Publishing) and “The Rites of Tires” (SurVision).