July 29*

Lummi Island full moon

on the beach, night
full moon, low tide
no clouds

the landscape a jumble of light and lesser light

senses awry—the world is
          black, lesser black, blacker
          grey, grey holding more light, grey holding less light

some edges tight, precise
others scumbled, evanescent

the waves, enigmatic and profound
adamant pulses of light/dark

and i am here, there          reflected and scattered
anchored only by the aged contrails
                                                                                        of fleeing stars

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

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