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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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Chiton

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She clings to stone

like the chiton’s shell,

shielded when the tide comes in.

He questions her silence

but she’s beneath the cold waves,

their opposites fusing

into thick, hard plates.

He can pry her from the rock

and penetrate her shell

but his blade

no longer reaches

to her heart.

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(c) 1983, 2016 Betty Hayes Albright

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