these tiny shells i search for,
are concave on one side
white and flat on the other
with the golden section,
by that i mean the shell
like spiraling, barely visible.
in color they appear,
skin, skinny, skinlike, peach.
but only on the domed side.
i search for them where
the coarsest shell bits gather,
just inside the waters edge
at the bottom of the first drop
and store them in my mouth,
while i sift through the conglomerate
that i have scooped in my hand,
and look as though i'm eating them.
it's hard but gets easier.