Petra Vergunst




Sea Mist


or, as Scots call it,

haar. It rolls in stealthily, steadily

drawing nearer with every wave that

washes the sand. Then, it


rocks me, ragging me like

a cold, damp shawl

hurled around my shoulders.


Between my toes the sand

rubs, rasping and raw. I can’t

peel the shawl from my skin.







Petra Vergunst lives in Aberdeen and works as a community artist, composer and poet. She regularly blogs at 

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