Prolific evidence of life & death
Rising from salt depths,
Epic revelations from below.
Evidence of end games:
Shells, drilled, scarred, scored
By beaks of tendrilled monsters;
****** through ravaged carapaces.
Tiny messages, these shells...
Generations grinding down and down.
My tanned bare feet,
Track tide-lined shells,
Seek forensic evidence and beauty,
Follow ribbons of shells
Cast empty from the pounding sea.
Grim thoughts of a new sheller....
— The End —