Postcard from Sanibel

A shell seeker who bends down from the waist,
nipples bid the wind good day,
Calico Scallops and Lion’s Paws fill my plastic bag,
pass other collectors, ask if they’ve had luck
or can share tips for finding good ones,
conches and twisted whelks,
shells roofed in barnacles,
blushing brides who long ago
tossed their bouquets into the ocean.

About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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