Thoughts of a troubled mind


I found you on a beach once.

Such a perfect cone of creamy white
A corkscrew entwined with itself
Half buried in the shingles of Llanelli
And such a gentle sparkle as I passed

I turned to look
But you, as ever, shy
Shrank away from my lonely gaze
As one who sees another within

I tipped you up, and out
Fell the grains of the sands of time
I held out the tender flowers of love
You turned, eternity between us

Will it ever be there between us?
Will I ever hold you close?
Let me show you what it’s really like
Let me open the eyes of your heart

I never kept that shell.

Can I keep you instead?

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