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ANCIENT WORLD by MJ West

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ANCIENT WORLD by MJ West


Canvassing the beach

 for shells, I find a broad, flat,

  smoky grey stone            

 

It may have broken off a shoal,

and offering no resistance to

 the power of the waves, 

 washed up on shore.

 

A ladder of volcanic striations

cover the surface,

 but, the other side has

small  hollow cavities

embedded with clusters  of

  bleached white shells.

 

A distant voice of

a roaring sea and bewildering

sounds of an ancient world

emanate from this relic.

 

Now, It dwells in my

  rock garden,

   a reminder of  nature’s

interchangeable link

 between

 

the land,  the sea

and me