The Salt in the Sea

Tatiana Rebecca ShrayerAugust 3, 2023

The salt in the sea
and in my eyes
carries my memories
and hollow dreams.

The beach nearby my village house
hides years of my childhood—
waiting to be recovered
beneath the sand and the shiny pebbles.

Tatiana Rebecca Shrayer was born in Boston in 2007. She is a freshman at Brookline High School. Her poetry collection, "Searching for Bow and Arrows" (2020), won second prize in the 2019 Stone Soup book contest. Several of her poems and translations from Russian have appeared in literary magazines. She also plays the violin in the New England String Repertory Orchestra. Tatiana lives in Chestnut Hill and South Chatham, Massachusetts, with her parents, older sister, and Stella the silver poodle.