Red Sky in Morning


Chill sunrise flares over wetlands,
vernal ponds,
jagged frame of dark cypress.

Silver linings blush pink.
Gold ignites far horizon.

Approaching storm front seethes,
spills charcoal clouds
against frosted sand dunes.

Icy wind shrieks inland from ocean.
Electricity charges surrounding air.
Spiraling hawks hang in technicolor sky.

Temperatures plummet.

By Jennifer Lagier

red sunlight on blue gray clouds


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.

Photo by the author

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