Monday, September 20, 2010

Afterglow at Great Bay Estuary

Afterglow at Great Bay Estuary 

A lone sea gull squatting indolently on a rock
Two Blue herons frozen like lawn ornaments
Three cormorants, wings spread out to dry:
Not just black caricature cutouts
but witnesses to the sublime.


No sounds of songbirds or sea gulls
Not the slightest breeze
An earthy fragrance burns like incense in the air.
Mottled worn leaves hang limply
Overripe plants droop, weighted down with seeds

Mother Nature’s languid repose after orgasm:
A magical interlude between summer and fall.
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