Shades of green, amber, milky white
smooth, mysterious bits of tumbled glass.
Whose hands held you to their lips?
Touched where? A long time ago.
Dune shack dweller these many years
she fancied herself a Crustacean
sliding through life sidewise.
About the Poet:
Lillian Hallberg is an emeritus dean of MBA programs who prefers the word rejuvenatement rather than retirement. She lives in Boston and begins her mornings with a steaming cup of coffee, reading and writing poetry. Published in Provincetown Magazine and North End Waterfront, she was invited to read her poetry at Bermuda’s World Poetry Day in March 2016. Her poetry and flash fiction can be found at http://lillianthehomepoet.com
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Photo by Markus De Nitto.