I rake our moments
Through my thoughts.
I taste your tears
Upon my lips.
I feel your footsteps
In my shoes.
I put the shell
Back in the sand.
I raise my hands.
The lion roars.
My fingerprints
Have changed to yours.             © Will Barton 2009


You dig in the sand,
Looking for shells.
Unaware of what is to come.
Uncertain of what has gone.
Do not be afraid.
The sea is warm today.
Let it hold you.
Open your mouth.
Feel the salty froth,
Lap in your throat.
The cliffs will hide,
Your choking yells.
As you drown,
Looking for shells.             © Will Barton 2009