Dim morning—
dingy fogbanks mimic surf,
mist breakers billowing inland.

Egrets forage along rocky shore,
gaunt specters cloaked
within salty vapor.

A rough bench rooted
beneath ancient cypress
invites repose, meditation.

Smirking pelicans soar
majestically above silver waves,
offer mute epiphany.

I scribble poetry fragments,
seize freighted images
from soggy surroundings.

By Jennifer Lagier

Bench overlooking the ocean

The author, Jennifer LagierJennifer Lagier has published ten books and in literary magazines. She taught with California Poets in the Schools, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate monthly Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Second Sunday readings. Forthcoming books: Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle). Click here to visit her website. Photo by the author.

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