Even in paradise


009Funny men die. Young brothers fight over one toy and say to their parents that they don’t want to share. Lovers quarrel over the best light for a self-portrait photograph. It’s cold for August, and it’s another reason to complain. The ocean pokes at the shore all day, and a teenage boy slips on the rocks without hurting himself. Gulls fight for a shiny fish dropped as excess from a red boat. I can’t keep up with everything going on.


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 www.jennabeaulieu.com