Sea Glass

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Happy memories of my childhood with my younger sister and remembering our dad

Submitted: April 12, 2017

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Submitted: April 12, 2017



Sea Glass


I remember how it used to be mine

Her badly crotched hat

Caught up tossed by the wind

Carried to some faraway place

Freeing her strands of hair

An elf like figure she dances

Trailing garlands of seaweed

Skipping along the shoreline



Into the icy blue sea and out once more

She ventures

Flushed cheeks shivering

Squelching mud grey sand

Drowning her castle shaped bucket

Red like her boots

Salt water splashing

She fills to the top then pours



Glassy treasure in numbing hand

Ink blue bottle green ruby red

Wiping away salty grains

Licking my fingers

I polish each piece

Picture a sea glass bracelet

Fashioned by a distant mermaid

Mounted on a bed of sand



Setting her sea washed bounty free

Whelks pebbles razorfish

A piece of faded pottery

And I hide my sea glass

Keeping it safe

Deep in my pocket

Ducking as she laughs

Hurling a crab claw towards me



Herring gulls battle to fly

Against the coming storm

A stick man  in the distance

Drawing nearer transforms into dad

I race to reach him

Slowing to let her win

Trailing our footprints

My sister and I

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