Shell

This shore is littered with sea-glass and broken lives. I pick up a perfect nautilus, pour the sand out. I listen for an echo of a memory. I only hear waves rushing in to fill the hollow where my heart once was.


18 responses to “Shell

  1. As always, your imagery is gorgeuos.

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  2. I loved the image of holding that shell to your ear, listening, yearning for a old love.
    Heart break just like that sea glass, but you gave voice to it with these 42 words.

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  3. Beautiful – love the idea of the shore being littered with broken lives. And felt that echoing emptiness at the end.

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  4. Christine, this is “it”. lovely lovely, entry! Is this on the grid?

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  5. The feeling of emptiness rings like a bell throughout these four sentences, Christine. And the image of broken lives lying next to sea glass paints a jagged, dangerous-if-not-cautious picture. Deftly picked word choices!

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  6. oh cripes this is lovely. just LOVELY!!!

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  7. “Echo of memory”… Live this. It’s beautiful but haunting.

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  8. Oops not “live this” but “love this!”

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  9. Sad, beautiful, and I can in fact almost feel the ocean breeze and hear the crunching sound of the sea-glass under foot. I love the line about the broken lives.

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  10. Gorgeous words, gorgeous imagery. You have some mad skills, my friend! 🙂

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  11. The longing in this is so tangible that it is something that continues to echo in the images (love the nautilus one…I used to do that all the time when I was a child) you have painted for us. Beautiful.

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  12. Jennifer G. Knoblock

    That opening line…super juxtaposition, super metaphor.

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  13. KymmInBarcelona

    Feeling this one, Christine < 3

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