the strange affliction of finding solace in sadness


the sweet embrace of sadness encompasses me

like a wave swallowing itself over and over

whispering a throaty roar as i tumble back and forth

the umbrellas and kind eyes of tourists on the sun-warmed sand i once stood slowly slip away

once engaging me with their gazes

now packing their towels into their baskets

their chatter becomes indistinguishable as i'm deafened by the ringing in my ears

i claw at the ocean floor

but nothing

now, all i see is darkness

the salt sends a jolting sting to my eyes

i try to gasp for air, but the current 
slowly takes me

and slowly, i let it

and slowly, i begin to feel the familiar comfort of breathlessness 
in the angry waves that envelope me with safety and detachment

they are the constant

they are what i can count on to always return

here i am again

alone, alone

  • Author: katherined (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 24th, 2017 18:05
  • Category: Unclassified
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