Thirteen Pelicans in Flight
above the couple who walk the sandy side of Carolina as the tide leans on Africa. The sea tortoise lies beached in the surf after a century of shrimp and hurricanes. Weathered timbers jut from the dune, splinters raised by rains and grainy salt, only to be buried, then recovered. And this pair search the lagoon with their toes for sand dollars and conches that grow on the bank of the island that rises from the tide's retreat.
NOVEMBER: A Poem in 30 Days
in memory of the last month of life of Lester C Coe (1925-1978)