Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Sound’

SHEARWATER ROAD

January 20, 2014

Shearwater Road (My Shadowland) 015 (768x1024) (2)

For all of my days

I have traversed this road.

The way leads in and the way leads out.

In the beginning

my child feet sprinted the road,

toughened by daily races with cousins:

up road or down.

In those days broken oyster shell glittered:

rain or shine.

These days crushed limestone

makes for an awkward passage.

At one end of the road

is the beach and the Mississippi Sound.

At the other end

is the pottery workshop with its windows.

Shearwater Workshop (Clay-spatter on Window) 012 (1024x713) (2)

As a younger woman

 I danced beyond

the simple destinations of my childhood.

As an older woman

I have returned.

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