has gathered

this pocket of sea     no crash, no rip

where memory’s sediment

glitters free


words weave and

wrap, slip and slap, without current     slide

into tidelines   with shattered

shell feet     till

veiled verse

laps     salted, green,

and breaks into shimmer     a glimmer

the whisper of land     un-

burdening sea

Published in Dark Diamonds (Hallowell Press, 2012)

Republished in Sunlight of Ordinary Days (Twelve Poets of the Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre, 2014)