From the author: "Storm and Spirit" was written in a workshop about the sculpture Sea Music, and published in the community anthology.
The sea is a mackerel tabby,
temperamental. When she sleeps
you can see her dreams
in twitching whiskers and curled paws.
Don't been fooled when she rolls
on her back.
A bared belly is not an invitation
except to get bitten.
She chases the lighthouse laser pointer,
lashes waves with her tail.
Then pounces, ears back,
disembowels a boat with coral claws
and chews wood to splinters.
she finds a quiet space,
curls in the sun's warmth
and purrs against the shore.