Handpicked obsidian displayed
in formal black and white / like
avocets and stilts.
foraging fleas and tiny shellfish.
Balanced on the mantle
a clinking heap of found glass
punctuated with foamy flasers.
Conchoidal ripples splash the shimmering
sharp and cold to hunter’s hand.
Winter circles flap above / searching for
prizes in what was once molten.
© SF Jones, 2014
Inspired by the Daily Post Weekly Writing Challenge.