June 24*

sun flattens
pulled taut on horizon
centered up georgia strait
          just shy of texada

the earth pulls away
powdered rouge of sky shrinks
and the waters follow, reluctantly

          caressing and streaming

          as if leaving a lover
          for the last time

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

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1 Response to June 24*

  1. GD says:

    You are skilled in your imagery. Thanks for sharing this vivid piece!


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