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Jellyfish Beached


Blue Bubbles

i suffer

from the delusion

that some kind fisherman—

i only need one—

will consider me

not trash, but real

like the rose fish

he holds up turning

dazzling sunlight

and then releases


instead, clearly

i lie here—

magnifying grains

of sand he treads upon—

drying, dying,

reflecting sky

perfect blues

Pegi Deitz Shea is an award-winning children's book author, and has published more than 500 works of poetry and nonfiction for adult readers. She runs the reading series Poetry Rocks, in Vernon, CT, and is president of the Connecticut Council of Poets Laureate. Learn more at

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