maggie and milly and molly and may
went down to the beach (to play one day)
and maggie discovered a shell that sang
so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles,and
milly befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were;
and molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and
may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.
For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea
(this is one of my favorite picture of my parents - they are 21 and on their honeymoon and completely in love. i love that they are gazing out over the water... facing their future together. and i love that when we took a gigantic trip back to california when i was in high school, we went back to the beach where this photo was taken, so they could find another log and gaze out at the water together.)
if you can't tell, i'm still longing for sunshine and warmth. if you have some, please send it my way. then maybe i can get out of this funk!