state natural area poems #37: kohler park dunes a, b, & c

a.

juniper creeping arms

cloud low over lake-wave

white pines offer shelter

b.

moss and marram thrive

in graded duney pockets

breeze cooling the curves

c.

dune thistle taps the winded

sand, clutches these lake-sides

keeps a home for now

kohler park dunes is just a tremendous dune ecosystem along the shore of lake michigan. a home for several endangered plants, creeping juniper, white pines, broomrape and wormwood, et al. can’t wait to get back in the summer to see it at peak growth. our first state natural area in sheboygan county!