A delicate fan somersaults in the sand

crashing and curling with the waves

to slide home on bubbling foam and deliver itself

at my freshly coral-painted toenails.

I add the shell to our plastic bucket of dreams

careful not to chip the memories.

While the setting sun descends with a smile

reflection winking for endless miles

I pull the seaweed from your hair

we buy matching dolphin rings on the pier.


NaPoWriMo Day 7 – Write a fortuitous poem.

Poetic Asides was similar – write a discovery poem.

I try to get these in on time, at least before midnight, but I’m always late.





2 comments on “Seashell

  1. jillys2016 says:

    Oooh! “Careful not to chip the memories” – love that line! The imagery of this poem is vivid!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lynn says:

    Thanks so much! I’m glad you liked it.


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