Cannon Beach

Volcanic blue
Salt lace tatters
the hair
of a wakening giant.
Twig birds
pick the shallows,
glassy sand melting
under their feet.
The beach braces,
as the sea
throws all
its crystal chandeliers
at once.

-Carolyn Adams


Carolyn Adams’ poetry and art have appeared in Pangolin Review, Willawaw Journal, Topology, Hawaii Pacific Review, and Skylark Review, among others. She has been nominated for a Pushcart prize, as well as for Best of the Net, and was a finalist for 2013 Poet Laureate of the city of Houston, TX. She is currently a staff editor for Mojave River Review. Having relocated from Houston, she lives in Beaverton, OR.