Blue Adirondack Chair with Pencil
On rocky Star Island
off the coast of Portsmouth,
New Hampshire Adirondack chairs
their slanted backs point
you in the right direction,
be it clouds, water, people
Iris, or peony.
I like to look out at the green
waves hitting the breakwater
from the only Adirondack chair
that has been painted
a pale blue feather color–a color
found on a blue jay.
Today there is a yellow number 2
pencil on the right arm of the chair,
the lead has been broken.
I sit in the chair and become
a still-life for someone to paint.
Do you know whose pencil this is?
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