The soggy sand hugged my tan toes tightly, greeting them for the umpteenth time this month. My sluggish pace allowed them to be absorbed by every grain they came in contact with. The waves developed their defense against my presence they forcefully clashed into my mid-thigh and you would’ve been jealous of the attention I’ve given them as I play offense in our little match. I eventually let the ocean engulf me entirely, surrendering myself to its serenity. Once my head was completely submerged, I finally felt like I could breathe. When I resurfaced, I found myself holding hands with the sea. That gesture held more intimacy than any moment we’ve shared together. And only then did I notice my bare wrists. I should have screamed and cursed and cried at the water for being so deceiving. I should have challenged the sea because fighting and shouting is all I’ve ever known. But the tranquility of your absence was so alluring that I decided to create an alliance with the ocean. Making a promise of safety and security in its tides. I will never allow you the satisfaction of appeasement again.
The soggy sand hugged my tan toes tightly,
greeting them for the umpteenth time this month.
My sluggish pace allowed them to be absorbed by