Cast Away

So hollow
and alone,
a shell
washed up
on a deserted beach.
The waves pushing it
farther from
the embrace of the ocean,
further from all
this carapace has ever known.
Once home to a life,
now extinguished,
never again the same.
Time will wear it away,
the sun bleaching colors
until only fragments remain,
fragments that ruin recognition.

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