what it must be like to paint in spanish/ the colors unsame? the blue in the sea of cortez remains/ untranslated
and skagit blue is not the same / this northern valley
claimed from an inland sound / the soft clay soil / diked
and waiting for seed. what simple blue this sky/ breathes
in and out / salt breezes/ riding on/ rising /birdsound / brightcloud / cowpoop
sometimes the coyotes come down from the hills and cross/ the fields
to fish for ducks in the light fading behind the islands.
do the mexican coyotes too/ descend from hill to shore
in search of ducks floating on the bright blue cortezian sea?