Seashell

sea has shaped it
opened it wide –
the ear of Venus
pressed together
like French chalk
on the sea bed 

they tell us not 
to take them home
but I hide it
immaculately 

salt has smoothed it
painted it blush –
ever so slightly
pinker inside and
almost heavy
like a final word

Author: ataraxicat

All characters and events are fictitious, probably.

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