Seasonal workers start showing exhaustion


A murder of crows are camping at the end of the driveway. I search the ditches for trash or a carcass, but I can’t find what they’re after. Falcons drift over the roadway, and the Island Explorer buses carry more bicycles than I thought. Couples nap under trees in Agamont Park, while toddlers shriek at the constant fountain. Seasonal workers walk straight lines to their jobs or lunches. We acknowledge each others’ exhaustion with small nods.

Jenna Beaulieu

About Jenna Beaulieu

Jenna is a writer and fine art photographer who recently moved from the Saint John Valley region to the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. She’s a fan of excellent music, homemade gravy, and colored pencils (also, short books and long books, good pens, flannel, and when the June bugs don’t really come out much that year). For more about Jenna and her work, visit her website at