My Days of Counting from the Sea

My Days of Counting from the Sea

I learned to count from the sea

As I gathered the puca shells and stringed them into

Necklaces

I learned to dance at life’s adversities jumping as

Rushing waves would hit me

The rustling winds

Whispers to me an uyayi

Cradling me to sleep.

I learned  to subtract loneliness from the flock of

sea urchins

At the bay.

I learned collective toil from fishers pulling the

Nets full of the day’s catch and divide them

Equitably.

They went home with happiness for their family’s

Food feast for the day.

I am relieved and let go of my inhibitions

As I removed my feet’s sandals

To feel the fine sand in my ankles.

And every time I am in want ,

I just have to remember my days of counting from the sea.

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