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Phillip Coffey - Upper Shore

Upper Shore - by Phillip Coffey

Upper crest Northern fowls fly southward on Silver wings
To escape the upcoming percieved, cold Winter scowls.
Layered deep in troubles so, of sedimentary from ridges
Of Sandstone, Clay, and Limestone through much
Silty Delta Loams to sunny skies galore.


What lures the Brine solution of the sea to the sandy beaches
To meet and greet the runoff of the Appalachian hill fields?
Is it the shared tales of eons long ago when leaving the rough terrain
And rock crevices- now foreign to all of us now among the living?

Maybe it is the stories chosen about treasures lost -never
Found of of the lost records of the Ancient Shipwrecked core.

Put on the jacket quickly ; The rapidity of the breeze with blowing
Sand awakens him, but briskly upon him is coming toward his
Barren feet-discharged seaweed -the white caps arising from the deep.

Now he sits loathing and longing for the moment he soon will be leaving
Going to the foothills of Kentucky not ever really being sound.


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