shells by the sea

who will love
the absent minded writer
finding shells by the sea?

who will love
the present minded reader
eating apples by the tree?

here and there
upon these woodland shores
will this be you / me?

which self would say
when we ask why
whose words will tell the tale?

who will love
the other (m) other
reading rhythm by me?

who will love
the true minded
harmonizing bell by thee?

sand and apples in our mouths
shells and driftwood in our hands
who will love the earth bound sea?
who will love this earth sound you / me?

© sylvi & see through publishing winter / spring 1996

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