blue

I saw myself 

in the crystal blue 

with salt water 

in my mouth 

with salt water 

in my eyes 

with coral scratching 

my knees 

with blood dissipating 

in seas 

I saw myself 

with sand 

like freckles 

and crust 

with skin 

like scales 

and speck 
 

I saw myself. 
 

thank god, 

I saw myself. 
 

I nearly forgot. 
 
 

– Sheila C 

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22 thoughts on “blue

  1. I love this poem a lot. So simple, the words and structure, yet so powerful. Or, perhaps the simplicity is what makes it powerful. It has no pretense. It truly touches the heart. Thank you.

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