“DTD Shells”

May 29, 2010 | 2010 Articles, Contributors, Terrific Tales

by Janet Adams

3:42 a.m.
Shells lining the casementShells line the peeling casement
Where he waits in dreamless sleep.
Battered seams of wood
Hold memories
Of distant oceans
That Echo
Into delicate
Swirls
Of
Sand-etched
Pink
Sun-bleached
Ivory
Chalices.

In the waning dark
Echoes that whisper
With the wisdom
Of Time
To the fragile
Limbs clinging
To her gently
Rocking buoy –

Let go, let go let go —
The sea will carry you
Safely to my
Star stroked shore.

Janet Adams, English Teacher at Reedley High School, doesn’t simply teach but participates — as shown here — and is making a difference in her students lives, as profiled in our “Exceeding Expectations” series.

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