Island Life

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Summer evening lull

murmur of porch sitting friends

clothesline draped with towels

Katama meadow

Belted Galloway breed of

gentle temperament

Lagoon morning cold

herons roost in the branches

mallard duck dabbles

Warm breeze bugs come out

Tiasquam tufted titmice

forage spring blossoms

Jean Cargill is the author of two articles based on Leavitt Thaxter artifacts and is 2009 Martha’s Vineyard Sudoku champion.