Trash and Treasure

the sea sighs
stretches out a hand
returns to move fingers through the same glove
dry sand shrinks
the trailing thread line links

across the amber as far as it can touch this time
depositing debris
wrapped presents
wait with stone and shell
in the drying brightness
camouflaged for creation

footsteps stop
two children undo
something of value
left behind

Richard Scutter 25 December 2001

Judy and Brian Towoon Bay NSW 1984

Comment on Trash and Treasure

... 'to leave some treasure' ... well over to you Judy, Brian ... Sophie and ...

Towoon Bay near Gosford has special significance. Maureen's maternal grand-parents (Emily and Len) retired to live here and Maureen can remember visiting them as a child.


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