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How to Survive the Sea - Jennifer Christgau-Aquino

my children, my children

at this line of sand,

water and brine

salivate for your toes

the tide is hungry

we offer this

hollow driftwood

to fortress a circle

around your limbs

huddle inside

the pop of kelp

the shine of this shell

when the sea lurches

thirst for the

stiffness of sand

tough toes



Jennifer Christgau-Aquino is a fiction writer, poet and journalist. Her byline has appeared in the Huffington Post, Forbes, Houzz, The Six Fifty, BrainChild, The Dime Show Review and Third Wednesday. She writes, puzzles, runs and hobbles bonsai trees from her Bay Area home.



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