Sea Change: Poem by Kathy Potter

Lobster Pier: Stonington, Maine

Lobster Pier: Stonington, Maine

The artist stands on the pier to paint

An ever changing sea.

He’s thrilled at the prospect of capturing

Dusk’s tranquil imagery.


The lobster boats shift from side to side

Each time he takes a fix.

The island, visible at five

Disappears at six.


The sun goes down, the fog rolls in.

The dock, it fades away.

The artist puts away his paint

To return another day.


Kathy’s husband Chris attended one of Lee’s workshops in Maine in August, 2005.

She wrote this poem for Lee.