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Seashell Wishes (NaPoWriMo #19)

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Very pretty! Photo source: Ayse Balin on Pinterest

Said the snout otter clam to the shoulder blade sea cat,
How I wish I could swim like you.
I hear of great sunken treasures like the Lazarus jewel box but I’m stuck in this patch of the blue.

Said the shoulder blade sea cat to the sparse dove,
How I wish I could fly like you.
Above heavy bonnets and Peruvian hats, and by the glow of the incised moon too.

Said the white sparse dove to the striped engina,
How I wish I could race like you.
With a whistling strawberry top, and power to shatter the air, these Atlantic Turkey wings are overthrew.

Said the striped engina looking at a woody canoebubble,
How I wish I could float like you.
To aimlessly wander in unequal bittersweetness, and not deliver one more false cup-and-saucer or shoe.

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This prompt was to use seashell names in a poem, I’ve included the ones I’ve used in a list:
Peruvian Hat
Snout Otter Clam
Strawberry Top
Incised Moon
Sparse Dove
False Cup-and-Saucer
Striped Engina
Shoulderblade Sea Cat
Woody Canoebubble
Heavy Bonnet
Lazarus Jewel Box
Unequal Bittersweet
Atlantic Turkey Wing

It’s all quite nonsensical but fun, and the poem became a sort of whimsical narrative. Somehow it may have weaved its own moral as well, can’t quite define it though. What do you think?

Thanks for reading,
thebookybunhead

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