Setting Dreams Afloat

So many years ago
we set paper boats afloat
without a care

We were unaware
how fragile they were
or how precious their cargo

Maybe we had an inkling
when you held the seashell
to my ear

and whispered softly
Listen to the sea
it will tell you its secrets

I pull the box down
from my closet shelf
lift the shell to my ear

and listen again
to the secrets
of the sea

I think the voice
is meant only for children
and dreamers

I hear it clearly

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