Reaching for Light
Sunrise illuminates puddles
left upon dirt road by yesterday’s rain.
Atop high ground, stacked beehives rest,
await morning light.
A plump dove paces,
scratches among storm detritus,
follows a glittery ribbon,
finds a breakfast of snails.
Fallen oranges soften.
Pummeled wisteria sheds purple tears.
Sodden trees lift freighted limbs
past dark clouds toward brightening sky.
Spring Morning, Low Tide
Pristine sky, resplendent sun, convey
deceptive impression of warmth.
At 46 degrees, huffing breath resembles
hookah clouds, masquerades as white smoke.
Turquoise ocean flings chilly, creamy surf
over jagged stone onto glistening beach.
Yellow oxalis, golden poppies shiver,
encroach upon ceanothus lined trail.
Future storms simmer below bright horizon.
Gamboling dolphins prophesize a good day.
Jennifer Lagier has published thirteen books and in literary magazines, taught with California Poets in the Schools, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Second Sunday readings. Newest books: Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle Press). Website: jlagier.net Facebook: www.facebook.com/JenniferLagier/