blue glass dolphin

an ornament dangles

in the corner of my eye

stuck at a red light, the blue-glass dolphin

translucent, suspended

sways from a rear-view mirror

as if swimming through air

fresh, not stale

clean, not dirty

the deep water creature stirs the flow

of an ocean come to say hello

on a street lined with grit

my heart for dolphin-blue days

in synch for a moment

with the call to wonder



before pulling away

obeying traffic


PHOTO: my hubby took this one on a kayak trip at Cowichan Bay, B.C.

Psalm 24: 1 says, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.”


My poems are published in: Crux, Alive Now, Presence Journal, Weavings, Island Journal, Prairie Journal, Prairie Messenger and Transition Mental Health Journal among others. My second collection of poems, Sky Under Water: poems for where we live is on ibooks. My third collection, Little Dove, is available by contacting me directly

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