Poetry by Jennifer Lagier

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Image of metal pelican

Brown Pelicans

Smirking pterodactyl descendants
congregate in airborne chevrons,
soar just above spindrift,
scan ragged coast.

At Moss Landing marina,
one ungainly buffoon breaks formation,
flaps to descend,
unsuccessfully attempts
foolish power line landing.

Webbed feet slip.
Brown pelican doofus
cannonballs into otter-strewn bay,
stuns a school of fish,
scoops up squirming dinner.


June 2023