January 26*

(ferry ride)

WHUMP!

tons of metal thud and shudder
vehicles wrack uneasily against their brakes
barrels of saltwater dump on windshields

wild unrelenting southeast wind
straight up hale’s passage
building fierce determined waves

wrestling chaotically under the floating
placid and wan
effortless and silent

moon

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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