What the Gulf Discards

Beneath its sparkling surface exists a world only a faction of humans ever enter beyond their knees.

Sand Dollar in the gulf

Ark clam shell

Instead they walk her beaches collecting what she discards.

Purple sea urchin and sea shells

Sand dollar with barnicales

They traverse the shoreline hoping to find a treasure someone else has overlooked.

 Lettered olive, Oliva sayana,

Children race to be the first one to find what the wave has tossed upon the shore.

Strombus pugilis, common names the fighting conch, or the West Indian fighting conch,

There is peace in the rhythmic drone of waves bringing her treasures ever closer. 

Gulf coast sea shells

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