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Becoming Quicksilver

Maya Ellenson is keen on creating unconventional poetry and prose, inspired by what the moment unfolds.

The Gopher Tortoise

Halpatiokee Regional Park, Stuart, Florida

Halpatiokee Regional Park, Stuart, Florida

Halpatiokee Regional Park, Stuart, Florida

Halpatiokee Regional Park, Stuart, Florida

Becoming Quicksilver

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The gopher tortoise

is getting out of the burrow


shyly


in slow-paced motion


carrying on its hard shell

wisdom of Gaia


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The clouds swirling

across the sky

remind me quicksilver


never the same--

so Mercurian in essence --


above the St. Lucie River


ready to harbor the sunset

hammering its gold leaf

into the water


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The pelican on the pier

resembles a wooden carving


amazingly stock-still


I also paused


just another figurine

growing from the sidewalk

Observing

Stuart Marina, Florida

Stuart Marina, Florida

Greenfield Park, Hobe Sound, Florida

Greenfield Park, Hobe Sound, Florida

The Roosevelt Bridge, Stuart, Florida

The Roosevelt Bridge, Stuart, Florida

© 2019 Maya Ellenson

Comments

Maya Ellenson (author) from Hobe Sound, Florida on February 27, 2019:

Many thanks, Mark!

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on February 27, 2019:

Beautiful images in some amazing natural habitats. Love that image of the pelican as a wooden carving! Thanks, Maya.