05: unseasonable days

img_2206January? or June?
Ah! surfers and sunbathers

Writing and image: Jennifer Fifield

Full Blog Series: The Joyful Path


Anza-Borrego 1:04am 

a midnight shaking,
waking me from deep sleep; I
wonder… will it stop


By Jennifer A. Fifield

KPBS article: Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Hits Anza-Borrego Area



IMG_5860feathers gray, feathers white
wailing under golden sunlight

along the coasts, you have flown
oceans and skies of deep cerulean

this California gull, a larus californicus
bird of the sea, floating high above us

traveling far, or residing quite near
an ocean beneath, your destiny clear


By Jennifer A. Fifield

Image by SB

remember to not forget

6e609595it’s 2am and I pass
by the hookah shop
and the book tree
and then smile
at the patio drinkers
that are looking at me
and I wonder
if they can tell
that I am a bit tipsy,
but I continue on
to the street corner
beneath the
Normal Heights sign
and wait
for my uber boyfriend
and tell myself,
to remind myself,
to remember,
to not forget
this feeling,
this moment,
this contentment
of wandering,
of wondering.

Jennifer A. Fifield

Image: Unsplash

sauna nights

my apartment:
a rice cooker
-and I’m the rice-
this week.

the wet heat,
-nothing like the east coast-
but still,
pretty bad.

if you don’t have a/c
and you have to drink
chilly white wine
-like sauvignon blanc-
to pass out,
-I mean fall asleep-
at night,

since there’s no way
you’ll drift off
in a room
that’s so steamy,
of sleepy-dreamy.


Jennifer A. Fifield

Image: Unsplash