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Florida Scrubland Sketches

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

In the Wetland

Indrio Savannahs Preserve, Fort Pierce, Florida

Indrio Savannahs Preserve, Fort Pierce, Florida

Florida Scrubland Sketches

Sunlight being strained

strangely soft

in the balmy air


the sun’s seeping essence


extracted


to speckle the dark-green crowns

of the pines

swaying


the lone sand live oak

appears self-contained

and yet entangled with everything around


in the savannas


the heron resembles a cloud

shaped like a wading bird

plumed in mauve


or perhaps indigo


just before the thunder strikes

In the Savannahs

Indrio Savannahs' Preserve in Fort Pierce, Florida

Indrio Savannahs' Preserve in Fort Pierce, Florida

Florida Wading Birds

Indrio Savannahs Preserve in Fort Pierce, Florida

Indrio Savannahs Preserve in Fort Pierce, Florida