A Fairy's Tribute
I forgot to sprinkle the dirt
on Cape Breton Island.
Then, the trip to the Azores was cancelled,
so I brought it to Monhegan.
Triptych of windows face the ocean;
goats roam over the crest on Manana.
Seagulls screech past Queen Anne’s lace,
tiger lilies tickle casement windows
flung open to catch the breeze.
I follow the deck and tall grass meadow
flanking the fence.
I sprinkle the dirt.
A shiny black stone stares at me
from the bottom of the bag.
Nancy Goldberg lives in Freeport, Maine with her husband and 17-year old daughter; her 21-year old daughter is a senior at Colby College. She enjoys cross-country skiing, knitting and reading and works as a high school humanities teacher at Maine Coast Waldorf School. She holds Masters’ degrees in literature and education. Her work has previously been published in Oyez, Still Crazy and Laurel Review.