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Mangroves of Florida

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

Peck Lake Park in Hobe Sound, Florida

Peck Lake Park in Hobe Sound, Florida

Peck Lake in  Hobe Sound, Florida

Peck Lake in Hobe Sound, Florida

Nature's Unity of Effect

Mangrove roots

crisscrossed in ebbs and tides

of Florida’s coastal waters


mystery of life

in its rhythmic repetitions-

never dull-


just like Edgar Allan Poe’s

Raven with its monotonous “Nevermore”

and its spellbinding unity of effect-


nature’s composition

keeps me pinned to the air

to be unpinned by the hawk’s screeching sound

Peck Lake in Hobe Sound, Florida

Peck Lake in Hobe Sound, Florida

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