Half Moon Bay

spiney violet stones

flower the coast

our bodies splay out

the edge of the fog

our mouths touch

briny gold

field notes—

too much work

such low yield

we forgot gloves

sea urchin smears

our skin stays

purple for days

Alison Zheng (she/her) is from San Francisco, CA. She is a MFA Candidate and Lawrence Ferlinghetti Fellow at University of San Francisco.