Just above the melting Godwin Glacier, over
The seaport of Seward,
The sun explodes like a ball of fire.
Wakey, wakey! It shouts, splashing a
bucket of icy crystals down the
Kenai Fjords and out across the anchorage.
Yesterday the water was calm,
The surface smooth as pine-colored glass.
Not even a raindrop for a rippling effect.
Today, a slight northern wind causes the water
to sparkle and wrinkle like corrugated steel.
Beyond, small waves break as a pod
of orcas perhaps search for silver salmon
and fishermen return to Resurrection Bay.