Dancing in the Storm


United States

Gracefully I dance

elegant twirls

creating swirls 

in the sand

faster and faster 

I dance

as the waves around me


and threaten to take me

into the unforgiving 


I leap into the air as water

claims the ground around me

I’m panicking


afraid this is the end

I close my eyes

to accept my fate

Then a bright light shines

from my feet and
illuminates all the other patterns

as if the water did not already 

claim them.

I’m Untouchable

Now, as I dance

I make etches in the sand

no longer afraid of 

the cold ocean depths

for the light protects me

in the Darkness

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