Thursday, February 27, 2014

Green glass sits in the rounded stones 
And the waves come up cold
From the north, salt water 
Coming in icy 
From the swell off the boats. 
I want to say she does not see me here
Picking my way across the
Sand bar home, 
But her captain smirks at my wet feet
When the tide chased my heels
Towards the dock
The same as 
He did when I told him
Where I wAs going this afternoon. 

These treasures that I would bring
Home to you
To form the housing to protect 
Our hearts 
Are made brittle by the ice forming
At the edges.