The One Shore Thing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: mollusk shells at Skippy Rock, Augusta

“To find a seashell is to discover a world of imagination.” Michelle Held

The One Shore Thing

I cling to rock as
to precarious life,
keeping my balance,
holding the ocean inside,
ever self-sufficient in the
salted tides of existence,
a veteran of wind and wave,
I'm the one shore thing to 
be here in all the tomorrows
of gulls and snapper, carrying
the same four walls I was born 
with, ever expanding, just like 
my sense of the world around 
me, that I'm living in a great
adventure one scrape at a time.

Copyright 2021 ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ยฎ


Filed under beach, Country, ecology, Free Verse, life, poem, quote

29 responses to “The One Shore Thing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. “I’m living in a great adventure one scrape at a time.”
    It’s important to live in the moment. Great work!

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  2. Shore is beautifully crafted! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. ” Contemplation “!

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  4. Fun poem. He can always mussel his way into a colony. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Love this and the photo

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  6. You are a beacon of that shore for many

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  7. “one scrape at a time” – love that.

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  8. This photo so awesome and inspiring poem ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ™

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  9. I love this poem’s take on constancy.

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  10. lync56

    Great poem


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