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Sand In My Teeth - A Poem

Sand in my Teeth

The slightest specs of sand

Ground down

From seashells

From coral

From sea rocks

From boulders

Fly off her towel that flaps around

In the stiff ocean breeze

At the end of a day

At the edge of the world

The tiniest granules

The most invisible flecks of glass

Catch in my hair

To shimmer in the sun

Blow into my eyes

A tingling telescope

Blurry from stinging tears

Into my mouth

Where in my sleep

They disintegrate

From grit

From dust

To will

To dust


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