Poet’s Corner: Beach Plum Pickin’

Proud purple

shifting shades

of red

Hugging clean green leaves

tucked in sandy bed

Pumped up

with summer sun

just fresh

from rain

I kneel

to bend

and pluck

fistfuls

and drift

Into that picker’s dream

of jelly jars

and old-time

kitchen smells

That linger

on the edge

so precious

and so real

Steve Ewing is a dock builder, living in Edgartown with his wife Claudia. Steve is the town’s first

poet laureate.