And She Was


And she was




Her fears, her desires, her future

Vast as the open sea

Until the clouds roll in


It will end

For the light

From the stars at night

Never shines as brightly

As it does on Hollywood screens


There was nothing

And she was nothing

As she felt nothing

As though it were something


It will end

She thought calmly

Squinting against the sunlight


She willed coming darkness

To deepen the waters


She knew

It would be nice

To disappear into


Seagulls cried

Water lapped at her feet

Salt scrubbed

Her delicate skin

And wafted into her nostrils

She closed her eyes

And smiled

And waited



It would be nice




Even the weather was perfect as she placed the final sand dollar in the last silver bowl. Pushing her long hair back from her face, she glanced at the horizon- the sun was high, a sure sign of afternoon.  It was time to get ready. She called out to her girlfriends and together, they giggled their way back to the little house on the beach.

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