December 24*

the view from Lummi Island

some days it is                dull grey      leaden purple      ashen umber
murky struggled light daubed drab
cold and deathly wet to touch

some days it is                silver      platinum      lilac/violet
etched in fine thin light, shimmering
bleeding the exact perfect nature

of winter

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

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