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Cardiidea

john martone

samuddo / ocean 2014

Copyright 2014 john martone ISBN 978-1-304-83696-0 samuddo / ocean johnmartone@gmail.com


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Cardiidea

Cardiidea

They are embraced and never forsaken... Shinran, Kyogyoshinsho

washed-up

like everyone else little shell

your first visit cockle shells

coquins & cockle shells inside in a blizzard

a winter shut-in
poring over cockle shells

cockle shell fits his thumb thats all

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hold a cockle shell up to the light see the light

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in all ways
waviform cockle shell

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cockle shell

youre the other half

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cockle shell

a newborns ear

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layers
striped cockle shell

of snow

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same genome
makes a poem cockle shell

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nothing fancy

jingle shell prickly cockle calico scallop

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neanderthal

& sapiens then cockle man

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youre a slow sanderling cockle man

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the inner life


epiglottal cockle shell

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inner life

slimy stuff cockle shell

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6 syllables
cockle shell cockle shell

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cockle shell

close as you get to lotus position

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cataracts

fall from your eyes cockle shells

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incubating
dreams now cockle shell

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lucidity

the palm of your hand a cockle shell

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gates of horn
cockle shell

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cockle shells far-flung as prairie antlers

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always
al ready ashore cockle shell

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seabirds

floaters in your eyes

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black egret
you want to stay longer

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ocean

surpassing peripheral vision

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2 arms 2 legs a tunnel thru this banyan grove

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norfolk pines
a bonsai human gazes up

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no

pine cones norfolk pine

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the mangroves density & slipper shells emptiness

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trans lucent slipper shell any bodys light

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6 syllables
wooden clogs slipper shells

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point 8 billion years ago just for you

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pine cone
samadhi

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naked

pine cone in sand

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you look at a pine cone & hear chanting

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look till you see


the pine cone spiral

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clutching a pine cone in yr hand home

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daybreak

pine cones flame-shape

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still there

pine cones core 2 springs ago

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left alone slash-pine cone opens up

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zone 5 now

slash-pine seeds (were inside)

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cockle shell

youre yr own amulet

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cockles

of yr heart emptiness is form

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a parent

endless light at the sea

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driftwood

wooden sandals at the door

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wooden sandals silent in sand

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compost pile

all those delusions

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perspective

cockle-worm curled-up in bed

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a dogs life
curled-up cockle shell

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cant get warm


cockle shells wide open

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cockle-thought
never gets past the shell

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nothings the matter endless light

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let yourself go
in words then silence

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tummo

cockle shell

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just listen cockle shell endless light

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sea-swell
to be helpless!

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swimming

a storm approaches

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after swimming

a crematory ad in the soaking newspaper

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climbing thru mangroves not one contortion

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youre one seven-billionth flying toward nightfall

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