Stopping by Ocala Woods, A Decima
The fan palms damp with drops
of water from the drizzling sky
that rains quietly on ferns and high
pines at Marshall's Swamp, a stop
To see the marsh, the oak treetops
in a cool place, to sit meditating
Surrounded by tall cypress abating
The whirl of life, the shop-strewn world,
of commerce, cars and new stores unfurled
like a million black ants proliferating.
Mary L. Westcott has been writing poetry for more than 25 years. She received an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University in 2010. She has been published in more than 55 literary journals. She has published 6 books in poetry, including the latest from Balboa Press, called Fluttering on Earth, a poetic memoir. She retired from the National Institutes of Health, and lives in Central Florida.