For a variety of reasons, for no good reason, for one very familiar reason, the ever-present-going-on-three-year-reason, I missed the chance to explore tide pools during record low tides (at mid-day, even!). Sea urchins, nudibranchs, starfish, crabs of all sizes, I salute you in abstentia and in memory. An abundance of caution has replaced your former abundance. In my dreams, your lives still teem.
searching for treasure
in a tiny tide pool —