I Watched the Tide Rise

lonely beach strolling
slow barefoot walking
the tide was low, like my mood
a marine layer of gloom
and distance

turning to the sea
i shivered in the breeze
letting frigid water blanket sandy toes
washing grains away so effortlessly
it seemed

tying rocks to my bones
rope circled my ankles
tightened and fastened
numb from the cold

i sat, and watched the ever growing tide
golden strands dipped in salty waves
the water began to hit me
but the rocks were buried under mud

at that moment, it clicked
as the sun peeked through the fog
maybe the ocean just wasnít for me
my mind mislead me
mistakes happen

the water obeyed
my one wish, granted
so i stayed
until the water touched my lips
i had nothing more to say

enveloped in water, all but eyes
widened by the sight of ships
in the flickering gray
so free out there, while i began to sink
completely unaware

relax... i thought
breathe... i could not
the ships were gone
and i was done
the water had taken care of things
Written by Thetravelingfairy
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