Shell and Bone

Walk between the tide lines

Tracks haphazard then straight

run for miles northwest

into the windscape of dawn

Be the first to leave a mark

Find shell and bone

These fragments

left on the beach

will in time



Shell and Bone

The Road

rains came

sometimes only a drizzle

or a pouring out all day

slope of the terrain meant it would not pool

rather it made a tiny groove in the crushed gravel


winter came and it rained and rained

groove went deeper into the road until it was a rut

Now tires might get stuck

a flash flood would wash it away

that would keep the people out

the road needs maintenance 

dVerse prompt on the word groove – I have too many roads that need maintenance 



The Road