My lamp’s circle moves upon
the wider roundness of the beach.
Bright yellow motion on
the hidden yellowness of sand.
At midnight comes a vision
like a shift of silt or shadow.
It’s like the noises in my dreams
of late: Cries and bangs of war;
The tingle of a monster fingering
the greenest minutes in our leafy places.
My vision touches coldness. I become
the moonlight on the rolling of the white sea.
has worked for many years with the “Activist” group of poets in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her most recent books include Out of the Underworld (Poetic Matrix Press, 2019) and In the Language of Lost Light (Poetic Matrix Press, 2021). She is currently working on a book about literary monsters and seers.