It was half-past high tide and love at first sight
when the tiny pink seashell
caught my heart from her spot on the sand.
She paused in her talk with the shell-shard and seaweed
to blow me a kiss of hello.
“Oh, hello! Pleased to meet you,” I said
as I sat down and scooped her up in my palm.
“I’ve never seen anyone like you before in this cove.”
“That’s cuz I’m new here,” she replied.
“Can you show me around?”
We walked up the beach
and I showed her some sights
she’d never seen from the height of my hand.
At the Driftwood Plateau we met a lone plant
who had grown in the sea-tossed-up soil.
“Seashell, meet Dandelion.
“I thought dandelions were bright yellow with petals?”
Seashell asked with a pure questioning heart.
“I am still a yellow dandelion,” said the flower,
“But my yellow has transformed into seeds.
What you see now are my daughter ideas
almost ready to spread.”
“Is it true I can blow on your face
to make my wishes come true?”
What you may not know
(Because I know I didn’t)
is that dandelions can make wishes, too,
by blowing into the face of pink seashells.
Each blew hard as they could
to send their wish flying.
Seashell did a backflip.
Dandelion launched seeds.
“Ha! Now my wish can come true,”
laughed the shell when she landed.
“I’m hoping a wave will arise
and sweep me back to the sea. That’s where I belong.”
Without a word Dandelion smiled,
Trusting her wish would come true.