shell: the act of unfolding a letter
creased and lacking a legible postmark.
feather: one who adores tornadoes; a woman
who constantly forgets a comb.
shell: how it feels to sleep
next to someone warm.
feather: a cluster of things
furious when discarded,
like corn-silk; also, a punishment
for children who refuse to fall asleep.
shell: a thing that cries when empty.