i step out on the sand
foot before foot
i leave myself behind
buried before washing away
my toes dig in
and i steal a little land
over my nails
while the waves slip in
cover me, God
i’m alone with the ocean
so as i leave shore
my memory drowning in her
i turn to let the waves crash
so they take me below
cover me, God
cover me with your waves
it’s only me versus your ocean
what are you afraid of?

-Copyright 2008: Carter Tachikawa

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