Hopscotch on rocks

A dangerous little game

for a small girl alone

with the ocean on both sides.

Waves crash against the wall of stones.

An adventure that ends at a little lake

just big enough to sit in.

Bright red catches the eye.

A shot gun shell, why

is it here? Such a

pretty color.

The shell was looked like

it was swimming. She catches it

with two tiny hands and peeks inside

to find a small gray fish. After

putting him in a plastic cup

She stares in, smiling.

"Now neither of us have to be alone"


This is his new name.