Poet’s Corner

Jetty

By Lucas Thors

Jagged boulders jutting out

endlessly into the opaque torrent

a red bell sings at the end, anticipating icy seaspray.

Waves dash upon the rocks

freely through cracks and crevices

a tern cries a mournful timbre, welcoming the iridescent dawn.

Towering dunes provide respite

gradually washing into the shorebreak

a gull chick chirps in the spindly beachgrass, greeting tired mother.

Boots hop from flat to flat

excitedly toward whorling minnows

a bluefish dances above the rip, racing the rolling current.

Poles placed with care

precisely between stone and sand

lines taut with expectation, awaiting the great battle.

Lucas Thors is a reporter for the Martha’s Vineyard Times who lives in Edgartown. He enjoys writing about the many picturesque natural landscapes and ecological treasures of his birthplace on the Island. His favorite styles of poetry are free verse and haiku.

The Poet’s Corner is seeking submissions of poetry by poets with a connection to Martha’s Vineyard. Please include a brief bio. Send submission to Poet’s Corner editor Laura Roosevelt at ldroosevelt@gmail.com.