POETRY "DISTANCE IN GRAINS"

POETRY “DISTANCE IN GRAINS”

distance in grains

title:  Distance In Grains

written by Innocenzo LaRocca

COPYRIGHT (2001)

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A man can walk through miles and miles of sand
across any and every beach in the world
he can search all his life for the perfect shell
though, he may come across many that seem perfect
each time he picks one up, he looks closer and sees a flaw
he can search forever and never find that shell
but sometimes if that man just sits down where he is
runs his hands through
and grasps a handful of sand
and lets the sand run through his fingers
as the last grain falls away from him
there remains the perfect shell in his hands
he never had to search, he never realized what he had.