Poem: All these small things by Jackie Biggs

All these small things

we hear waves suck
and feel scents of seaweed
over flat sands

your baby finger points
where pippits flit among rocks
singing their day

we wonder at tiny fronds
in crevices
bright green and soft as wool

we touch and lick
to taste salt,
and among tooth-ragged rocks

we find our treasure –
flicking silver fish +++ redthroats
little golden stones

flowing emerald sea palms
anemones waving rosy arms
dusky dark mussels clinging

and asteroidea
two starfish +++waiting
one for me ++++ one for you

all in our own ocean in miniature
++++++++++++++++ and on the clear surface
++++++++++++++++ your laughing joy
++++++++++++++++ reflected.

Jackie Biggs has had poetry published in magazines and anthologies, both online and in print. Her first full collection, The Spaces in Between was published in September 2015 by Pinewood Press (Swansea). She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize (2017/18). Some of her poetry appears on her blog: http://jackie-news.blogspot.co.uk  

twitter: @JackieNews

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