Even when I thrust my ear to the seashell
I did not hear your voice —
But the ocean’s yawn,
The seagull’s elegy,
And the cackling of the lapping waves upon the sand.
Written February 19, 2019.
Parameters: freeform, Emily Dickinson. Inspired by Barceloneta Beach.
They say you can hear the ocean when you stick a shell to your ear, but in reality you just hear empty space.