its wild, mischievous ways.
The haunting cries of seagulls
beckon her to sing
of the pale glow of light houses;
the lives lost at sea.
Gray, bloated bodies bob
atop the waves like buoys
as boats and freighters drift by.
Tonight, again, as she has for years,
she will mourn their passing alone.
Her voice melancholic
as whale song.
Sandy Benitez, the founding editor of Flutter Press and Poppy Road Review. Her latest chapbook, The Lilac City, was published by Origami Poems Project. Sandy's most recent work has been published in Red Eft Review, Plum Tree Tavern, Dead Snakes, The Artistic Muse: Pohemians, and Houseboat.