Poems of Place & Displacement
sacramento morning

on the patio
the hot tub churns and foams
a lemon tree
laden with frost-glazed fruit
drops one green leaf



Photo Credit: US National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration

Copyright 2001, 2007  Rosalee Van Stelten

Rosalee van Stelten is a widely published free-lance writer living in Victoria, Canada. Her debut poetry book, Pattern of Genes, is published by Frontenac House. She has been a secretary, an apartment manager, and the president of a cattle sales and management company. As a petty officer in the Canadian Navy, she served on The Royal Yacht Britannia. "Sacramento morning" first appeared in Pattern of Genes.

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