Mist lifts, reveals Morro Rock
surrounded by sea gulls,
looming over sailboats,
within turquoise cove.
Eucalyptus leaves flutter
as fog slides ashore.
Rattle of ship’s rigging
punctuates summer day.
Soaring sea gulls, gliding pelicans
strafe beach strand, pickleweed wetlands.
Tiny turtles float to pond surface
within Sweetwater Springs.
July sun glitters against estuary rivulets,
crimson kayaks, silver driftwood.
Rafts of golden kelp hang like
exotic nets upon pulsing waves.