“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

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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