January 25*

Lummi Island shore

wind, wind

          shoving waves, splattering crests
          churning litter of clamshells, bits of crab, sundered chitons
          punching down snowberry thickets
          tearing through firs

finally
          ripping away
          my last thoughts

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

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