Jan 17

when Año Nuevo runs rampant . . .

Photo from “Visit Santa Cruz County” website

Winter sanctuary up on Año Nuevo beach
where breeding elephant seals do screech
writhing heaps of blubber
a malodorous landlubber
dreams of a deceptively delightful breech.

Just a junket south of Half Moon Bay
elephant bulls do their mating ballet
a ruttish colossus
dons his proboscis
summoning the sandy cows to splay…