Cycle of the Sea This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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A thousand grains of sand weave into a velvet blanket
that ripples with each surge in the clear waters above.
Smooth pebbles cascade through weightless blue,
their faces shining as they reflect each ray of glinting sun.

A hand plunges within the ocean’s depths,
seizing shells with desperate greed.

It sends the stones into a tumult, stirs up clams,
creates a storm of dust in the calm sea.
Searching for untamable serenity,
it tries to grip what cannot be possessed.

A thousand grains of sand trickle through the fingertips,
blindly rediscovering the ocean’s floor,
landing as a fluid entity.

Defeated, the hand retreats; the storm settles.
Smooth pebbles cascade through weightless blue.


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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MySocksAreYellow said...
Mar. 25, 2009 at 8:37 pm
I really liked it. It was amazingly written, yet quite simple. Good work.
 
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