Sea Shore Shining

Christopher Girardi

The ocean is vast, immeasurable,

And filled with endless possibilities

Few rarely understand its limits

Countless discoveries have been made exploring it

But it is different for every pursuer

To the average person searching for relics of the past

They find these lost secrets in the sand thrown ashore

The waves continuously sweep every inkling onto the coast

Revealing truths and lies through purpose or random occurrence

It is our choice to acknowledge or disregard these small grains of wisdom

One discovery tends to lead another and so on

Some are as clear and visible, like a message in a bottle

Others are deformed and faded, like an old broken sea shell

The water washes over them, pulling them back into the sea

Lost and forgotten to us once again

But always just under the surface