Joy

Shell

Sharing Stories
January 1, 2023 at 3:02 p.m.
Nautilus shell
Nautilus shell

...by John W. Sweazey

Shell

Looking at a shell


Licking at the sands,
immortal.


The shell denizen
is lapping pleasure.


Joy fulfillment
from beingness.


Yea, and the elements
do melt in joy…
and leap to fulfillment
in LOVE.


John William Sweazey retired Emeritus from the University of Washington at fifty, never regretting having spent ample time at beaches looking at shells.
                                                                      
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