I See The Sea Glass In Your Eyes, For Susan, poetry by Phyllis Schwartz at Spillwords.com
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I See The Sea Glass In Your Eyes, For Susan

I See the Sea Glass in Your Eyes, for Susan

written by: Phyllis Schwartz


I see the sea glass in your eyes green,
sometimes wet and shiny.

Next to stones the dreamy color of
turquoise summer skies.

Or ocean emeralds achingly opaque,
tumbled by uneven waves.

Nearby the Bell Vireo camouflaged by
beach crystal colored celadon.

Other pieces deeply violet mirrors to your
beautiful vision, so true it never lies.

Beach jewels more gold than coins in a
precious heart purse.

Use them like currency,
to trade away the darkness.

Then smaller ones in cocoa brown rolled in
sand like a sea sugar cure for starfish.

They scrub our rough spots smooth but
never all the way to their cerulean center.

Please, O Please
Keep that for us forever!

Phyllis Schwartz

Phyllis Schwartz

Phyllis Schwartz is a former journalist living in the dreamy beach town of Encinitas, California. After many years of working in the gritty news town of Chicago, Illinois she is back near her coastal hometown writing poetry and children's books. The married mother of two combines what she draws from her experiences on the west coast and what some call the third coast for her tightly phrased and observational poetry, evoking sight and sound images much in the way one would when writing for the visual and descriptive experience of television news. Phyllis is a three time cancer survivor and her first children's book "When Mom Feels Great, Then We Do Too!" is an upbeat, rhyming book about how family can help a sick mom recover with humor and fun. She has another rhyming children's book coming out in the fall with an anti-bullying theme "Mom Wombat Says Make War No More!"
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