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December 17*

the first snow roads are all ice vehicles splayed everywhere we sit safely on the ferry mark the purser says: no problem with traction out here *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. … Continue reading

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February 12*

hard wind down hale passage ferry bobs spits salt spray on every windshield *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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October 31*

ferry waiting at gooseberry point pelts of rain nattering on truck cheerful blue steel superstructure the three red barricade lights flashing patiently draining, dribbling down the windshield the raised ramp running out to a dull greygreen passage surface chopped with … Continue reading

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May 14*

whatcom chief gone for two weeks of annual maintenance we ride the ’squito, a 50 passenger foot ferry out of our car shells, we meet, chatter on the crossing hard wind, rain—december weather someone complains the ’squito bounces at the … Continue reading

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July 16*

something changes, shifts it starts in the ferry line —suspended— the world behind, the island ahead an exploration of the art of waiting load into the womb-shaped ferry fellow travelers, familiar guides it is all liquid, whether light or dark … Continue reading

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May 14*

whatcom chief gone for two weeks of annual maintenance we ride the ‘squito, a 50 passenger foot ferry out of our car shells, we meet, chatter on the crossing hard wind, rain—december weather someone complains the ‘squito bounces at the … Continue reading

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January 10*

late night wait at ferry landing mainland side heron hunts shallows in eerie pier lights believing every night is full moon *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island. —– great blue heron photo … Continue reading

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