Betty O’Hearn, Terning Point

Betty O’Hearn
TERNING POINT

On the utmost tip of land,
ebbing tide reveals
an outer beach
where sand is water,
water sand.

A congregation of terns
hovers in so close
to the surface,
it is hard to say where
water ends and sky begins.

Black-masked banditos
flock to the chase,
eyes right, eyes left,
quick-feathered swoop
in close-knit formation,
flight up, flight down,
hard to see here now.

Bio: Betty O’Hearn resides in Hickory, NC .  Her work has appeared in the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Wild Good Poetry, Iodine Poetry Journal, Bloodshot Journal of Contemporary Culture, Vox Poetica, Avocet Journal of Nature, The Gathering of Poets 2016, Muddy River Review, and Englyn.  Betty supports Poetry Hickory and serves as museum liaison for the Art of Poetry, a quarterly gathering of Ekphrastic poetry readers at the Hickory Museum of Art.

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