Storm Clouds & Lupine


During a brief window
between incoming storm fronts,
I take bored dogs to the wetlands,
explore battered tules,
mud puddled trails,
flowering meadow.

Amber poppies
punctuate gray sage,
saturated foxtails.
Short-lived sunshine
gilds splintered cypress,
lavender lupine.

Wet hounds sashay
through soggy fiddleneck,
drag me in futile pursuit
of ground squirrels,
fleeing metaphor,
frenetic sparrows.

By Jennifer Lagier

Dark clouds above a green meadow with yellow flowers


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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