Pith-white, brittle, hard
alone in the clutch, nothing
About your plain shell
Porous yet so secretive
Hints at the gold cupped inside you
Sharmon is from the deep south where she lives in the woods and leaves her dead trees standing as habitat for pileated woodpeckers. She writes both literary and speculative stories and poetry. You can find her work online in Daily Science
Fiction, Love Letters to Poe, New Myths, microverses.net : Octavos, Welter, The Society of Classical Poets, Backchannels, Tiny Spoon, Third Wednesday, and elsewhere. Her work was selected by Rhonda Parrish for an anthology, Dark Waters, to be released in the fall of 2021.