THE BEACH

The overcast dawn

Breaks along a long stretch of beach

Five miles of sand, pebbles and shells

Feeling you beside me

Feeling your smile

I knew you would love this walk

Tagging the pier we turn around

The new light mixes with gray and white clouds

Staring into them as I think of the road

The new light warms my face as I glance to you

I try to ignore the eyes staring at your tattoo

My thoughts

Rise in shimmering waves

From the approaching dotted white line

As we move along

Heads up, shields down

Feeling your touch

Feeling you beside me