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Observations of a Tidal Pool

Are our lives governed by the tides?

Photo by Brian Yurasits on Unsplash

Not too far removed
from the hiss and slap of waves
a small industrious world exists
ancient as the ocean, a tidal pool.

Here are mysteries easy to ignore
unselfconscious, scuttling lives
shells sticky with algae and buzzing flies,



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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi


Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.