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Lingering in the Picture

Maya Ellenson likes to improvise in zen poetry as she basks in Florida's parks and wildlife.

Riverwalk

Shepard Park, Stuart, Florida

Shepard Park, Stuart, Florida

Roosevelt Bridge

Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart, Florida

Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart, Florida

Lingering in the Picture

Nature sparing ink

as if it were gold

to paint subtle clouds

strewn across the sky's

blue porcelain


the shorebirds

rising swiftly from wetland

resemble the twirling flames


at this moment

everything seems to linger:

the birds and boats

drifting above the sun-flecked

St. Lucie River


including myself

happening


meandering through the wooden deck

with mangroves on both sides


in this lingering state

I have no name

nor do I need one



Riverwalk

Stuart, Florida

Stuart, Florida

Florida Shorebirds

Shepard Park, Stuart, Florida

Shepard Park, Stuart, Florida

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