Salish sunset by Lenea Grace

Poem name: Salish Sunset Poet name: Lenea Grace Poem: Pacific ombré, Vallotton painting flushed in hot pink, these saisonal blues –  last night’s frothing waves forever cracking six-packs under the pier – I saw you climb the metal ladder, dive into the western sky.  Polaroid wildscape,  a drunken soliloquy sound checked in denim and cedar. Summery summary: I’m OK, You’re OK and those silhouettes soft like self-help in the 70s like seagull sympathy cards like a childhood crush on a sitcom star.  John Ritter, come and knock on my door.  End of poem. Credits:  Copyright © Lenea Grace Honourable mention for the 2021 Broadsheet Contest by the League of Canadian Poets.   Lenea Grace is the author of A Generous Latitude (ECW Press, 2018). Her work has appeared in The Walrus, The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, Best New Poets, and elsewhere. She lives in Gibsons, BC.