by Lara Koopmans-Hiller
She knows a thing about living,
of love, a generous line. She builds
shelters from sand, mixes
sugar with water for humming
bird wine. In her home she
sets out shells for wayward
builds lean-tos of palm
fronds and plantains, sea glass
and chards; she photographs chalice
doors are lined with fingerprint
dreams – maps of unchartered
seas, blue and green. Yet the wind
finds its way in, through louvered
screens. It hides by the bookshelves
counting pennies and seeds.
Each night, still she looks
to the sunset, shakes out
her sheets, and sighs
into the wind.
Lara Koopmans-Hiller is a Digital Literacy Advocate, Digital Asset Management Consultant, Dog Lover and Coffee Fan, and is currently working on what she hopes will become a children’s book.