August 11*

the view from Lummi Island

i perch on the edge of the island
in my starved heronmind
spring open to the water, sky, earth
leap to my poems
(flop words into the hold)
reset and reperch

peering hard
knowing my days, our days
are numbered, and precious

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

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