a poem by Vanessa Hotchkiss
The waves crashed upon her body with the force of an angry man
She laid there lifeless wondering what would happen if she were to drown
A sense of nothingness filled her and then she remembered...
It was one of beauty
She could feel herself begin to turn away from the water and into the sand
Her arms and legs felt weighted and stiff
Was there any point to this struggle? Would it ever end?
She closed her eyes and tried hard to see him once more
It was so kind
As the waves continued to crash upon her she wished to be near him
Wanted so badly to reach out and feel his warmth, protecting her
To hear his voice, comforting her
It was so rugged
She opened her mouth to scream for him but instead inhaled the sea
Her eyes stared as if to get one last look
Her body lay lifeless
It was forever lost.