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He shells

those cornered dreams

that rub us raw

secreting love

around torn edges

polishing

with his own tears

pearls of poetry.

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(c) 1995,  2018  Betty Hayes Albright

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(Re-posted from 2012)

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He shells those dreams

that rub us raw

secreting love

around torn edges

polishing

with his own tears

the pearls of poetry.

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(c) 1995,  2018  Betty Hayes Albright 

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We sail clear

the silk lagoon

tomorrow lapping

at our bow

but in the stern

your eyes narrow,

darken

on a sunken boot

filled with empty oyster shells.

Why can’t you let them rest?

Pearl necklace

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I ask,

fingering my necklace

of pearls.

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(c) 1981,  2012  Betty Hayes Albright

 

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