Saturday, April 15, 2017

Fifty Years (Day 87)

 

Fifty years
            of cruel 
sun
   rain
      like tears 
failed
to bleach
the obstinate stain
on that tousled shore

A beach
of coral sand
     beyond 
            the distant 
rumbling breakers 
reach for    pick up
cool pale shell
spirals
      into
secret 
     depths
hold it
to your ear 

Listen 
to the resonant
     song
          welling up
from midnight
     long centuries
abound
     with swelling
summer waves
     the future
is the sound of
children's laughter

(c) 2017, by Hannah Six