A poem in reverse; Entering The Pacific

My chin emerged from the steady rhythm of the sea.

The saltwater masked my face pulling heavily on my skull.

I heard the coral reef whisper goodbye in my ears as the sky smothered me

Forcing deep breathes from my lungs.

The sun was drained from the back of my eyelids

I watched the shimmering waves unravel from each other

Crawling back to where the ocean meets the sky.

I felt the warm water slip off of my skin

I stiffened my spine and sucked in my stress

Tensions filled my muscles and I released the rhythm of the current.

My eyes started to blur the ocean out of focus with each step back to the shore.

The water let go of my toes

The salt forgot me.


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