Nantucket Directory 2014 - 2015
The Little Gray Lady of the Sea
- Heather M. Browne - winner of the 2014 poetry contest

Drifts, wrapped patiently in lacy shawl,
draped soft around her shoulders - neck.
Her tousled hair twirling and twisting in eastern wind.
Lightened from time and sun.

Ocean pearls drip gently around her neck.
Low grey heels click cadence down cobblestone roads,
seashells trickling in the tide.
The gulls soar overhead misting through foggy days.
She comes each day, listening for lighthouse calls,
sounding the fisherman home.

She gathers driftwood washed ashore from sea.
Presents she kindly accepts, carrying home until tomorrows tide.