The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Nautulis Shell

tossed among beach stones.
Seeking tenants
to guide me back to sea.

Pearly interior,
a chambered spiral.
Sand clogs my entrance.
I despair.

Hermit crab backs in,
a perfect fit!
Child pitches me far to sea.
Safe, for now.

About the Writer

Lyn Jekowsky

Lyn is a retired pediatric nurse and children’s yoga instructor who writes books and poems for children. Her poems have been published in the anthologies FLY and WILD, by Hey Hey Books. When she's not writing, you can find her on the beach, in her garden, or walking her beloved yellow lab Willow.