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.

Coarse pumice.

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.