On the Sand
A Renhai by Gillena Cox (gc)*, and Vaughn Seward (vs)
Written Oct 10-18, 2008
A stroll on the beach —
another flip-flop among
the high tide debris. /vs
Chip-chip shells splayed on the sand — /gc
the fishermen spread their nets. /vs
An empty bucket
beside the sculptured castle
giant sandy feet. /gc
Format: 5-7-5, 7-7, 5-7-5
Link 1-2: Shells / washed-up flip-flops.
Link 2-3: Bucket / Shellfish
Link 3-1: Feet / Slippers
Notes: Chip-chip Butterfly Shells, small wedge shaped clams of assorted colours and patterns, usually found at low tide on the Trinidad East Coast beaches of Mayaro, Manzanilla and Balandra during chip-chip season, February through April. They make excellent cocktails and shellfish dishes.
Gillena is from Trinidad in the Caribbean and so is Vaughn's wife, Janice. This Renhai is therefore based on common experiences.