Memorabilia

Suddenly, a grain of sand invades an oyster,

peacefully lying in the depths of the oceans,

unhappy a road accident.

Then, in order to protect itself from irritation,

the oyster quickly covers the uninvited visitor with layers

and layers of nacre, a mineral from which is fashioned

its internal shell.

The grain of sand gains a fine coat, which produces

iridescent and stunning, one pearl.

Some accidents like this permeate our lives,

on unexpected days and by unexpected intruders.

Perhaps in a similar way we have made our pearls:

–memorable statues, symphonies and sonnets–

 

Published in Indiana Voice Journal, August 2016 issue.

http://www.indianavoicejournal.com

Published in Algebra of Owls, September 11, 2016.

http://www.algebraofowls.com

Published in Free Lit Magazine, March 2018, The Power Issue.

http://www.freelitmagazine.com

 

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