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Spring 2008, vol 6 no 1


Ellen Compton


     alone on a ferry pier
in the milky way
              sea wind
  early awake . . .
a spider has sealed
the outhouse
four a.m.
    the libido
of lightning bugs
  call of the rain crow
      this heat
    a glimpse of the hollow
from the rope swing
            summer chill

Ellen Compton is a freelance writer with a background in painting and theatre arts. She lives and works in Washington, DC, and is often drawn to the shores of the nearby Chesapeake Bay.