“It is advisable to look from the tide pool to the stars and then back to the tide pool again.” – John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez
Walking the tidal pool feels primeval – still
it’s today but hermit crabs, sea urchins,
sea squirts, baby sheepshead, spears and periwinkles
have ancient forms scuttling over my feet –
ghost crabs moving through time and space.