(she)ll on the shining sand
she sees it on the shining sand
gleaming silver, then pink,
then silver again.
she smiles to find the
once a gold snail lived within, then
a hermit crab who quoted edna st.
vincent millay — the jingle-shells that
lie and bleach. she crawls
and falls asleep. she dreams of
primeval green turtles, black-lipped
pearl oysters, and a sliver of white moon
hanging over the Shell in the painting
in the sea.
Tricia Marcella Cimera
This poem was first published in Fox Adoption Magazine, March 2016
Tricia Marcella Cimera will forever be an obsessed reader and lover of words. Look for her work in these diverse places: Buddhist Poetry Review, The Ekphrastic Review, Foliate Oak, Fox Adoption, Hedgerow, I Am Not A Silent Poet, Mad Swirl, Silver Birch Press, Stepping Stones, Yellow Chair Review, and elsewhere. She has a micro collection of water-themed poems called THE SEA AND A RIVER on the Origami Poems Project website. Tricia believes there’s no place like her own backyard and has traveled the world (including Graceland). She lives with her husband and family of animals in Illinois / in a town called St. Charles / by a river named Fox.
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