An alluring beauty with swaying hips
and long legs on rollerblades,
streaks of sunlight across her face
and salty kisses of ocean mist.
Her fragrance of freshly-picked strawberries
and the citrus of orange groves.
Her beauty a field of golden poppies,
mustard grass growing on the hillsides.
She speaks through barking elephant seals
and screeching seagulls;
the cool sea breeze of Monterey
and the windswept colors of the Mojave.
She flies over canyons and mountaintops,
soaring like Icarus toward the sun,
and rises up like a surfer queen
slicing through seventy-foot Maverick waves.