Here’s a treat for you….
The sky goddess springs from Gulaga,
dances across the glittering island
pivoting on twin granite sentinels
– fin echoes calling all to rich feasting
as clouds of bait fish race the wind and whales.
Baby chicks melt into warm rocks
hoping their mothers win
the howling greedy dogfight overhead,
the little red hawk patiently
patrols malaleucas for wind tossed finches.
Clouds mirror stormy seas
as we poke the sea wrack,
startle dozing seals and
fat crabs in ruby anemones.
With sun and moon poised on each horizon
nautilus ride swell swollen weed forests
until the mass lunar glow
quickens in the gelatinous bay.
Raucous predations and the ocean’s cornucopia
make life simple here
while smoke and dust haze the coast.
image: Mignon Patterson, Selkie, kelp
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