Sitting at the bottom of the sea,
And yet she is the queen
Of waters: shaking, splashing surrounding
Her outer shell. Irrefutably treasured
The greatest treasure, however,
She houses within
Untouched and unseen it is
To the waving waters
The moving molluscs
Hers alone it has been.
Irrupted has the pebble
The silence, comfort, harmony
She was so acquainted with
But no more
Pandemonium. Riot. Tumult.
All within the shell, the guard
She held so true to her heart.
Nothing as such is known
Because she always has been her own
True to herself. True to her heart.
However small, however big.
Coated with a careful layer of nacre
Saving the heart that is so sacred
Is it hers to keep for eternity?
Shot by Sarah Johanna