The beach seemed still as a crowd soon arrived
to tan on the beach and wade in the tides
they searched for lost shells and played in the sand
they buried their friends and held crabs in their hands
I saw the joy in their eyes as they played
But my feet were stones in the sand where they stayed
I wanted to run, but the ocean was calling
I watched the rhythm of waves rising and falling
I took my first step toward the water ahead
the wind hit my face and made me long for my bed
my toes touched the sea and sent a chill through my bones
I looked to my right and saw people on phones
how are they not immersed in the sky?
taken aback by the birds as they fly?
I knew it was time to overcome all my fear
I dived in the sea off the edge of the pier
I started to sink and the tides grabbed my leg
it pulled at my body and it started to beg
it begged me to leave this world of today
so I let go of life and was whisked far away.