Sharp wind whittles transient dunes.
Surf tosses torn kelp, broken shells,
sucks jumbled driftwood back out to sea.
Untethered gull feathers tumble
across swooping, golden curve
of wave-nibbled beach.
Tangled wild spinach, leaves amputated
by trampling feet, frames weather-beaten trail,
buried boardwalk, shifting billows of sand.
By Jennifer Lagier
Jennifer Lagier has published ten books and in literary magazines. She taught with California Poets in the Schools, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium readings. Newest books: Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle), Forthcoming: Like a B Movie (FutureCycle Press, 2018).Click here to visit her website. Photo by the author.