Tidelines by Robert Kull

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Tidelines

On my beach
ten thousand
broken mussel shells
slowly turn to sand.

Yesterday
each was
like me today
alive.

I crunch my way
among their corpses murmuring
brothers.

Down the channel
to the west
a fierce north wind
sends foaming whitecaps south.

And at my feet
the soft slosh of ebb tide
roars in my heart.

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– Robert Kull, Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes

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(Photo: tidelinesstilllife.com)

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