February 14*

Lummi Island beach ~ photo by Luther Allen

the steep downslope to the beach:

jumble and clash
of grappling greenery

          wrestling roots
          entwined tendrils

                    cedar and fir monoliths
                    anchoring all

                              slowly slipping
                              sliding sure-footedly

                                        to the sea

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

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