Hood Canal isn't a canal,
and I'm not the
bothered by this lexical inaccuracy. But this
isn't even Hood Canal--it's an
dredged by a real estate developer in the mid
century, attached to the "canal" by
a slender channel that turns
rapids when the tide pours
in. (OK, not a rapids but
I've been calling it a lagoon,
but a better word might be slough.
What do these distinctions matter when
it's all connected parts of the Salish Sea?
morning was pretty indistinct, edges erased
is my ethic and it was good practice
to sit quietly and watch it burn off.