Wading in, feeling the sand beneath her feet
Wanting to feel the water upon her skin
Mindlessly, she keeps walking further in
Until she finds where the sky and water meet
As the water rises, she begins to tread water
Staying afloat takes all she has within her
Wanting to go back, but feeling so unsure
If she doesn’t return, would they forget about her?
Part of her wants to slip beneath the surface
Just give in to the weight that’s pulling her down
Yet another part of her doesn’t want to drown
What she wonders though is, why stay, what’s my purpose?
Feeling like all she does is daily fight to stay above
Sometimes it just feels like a pointless endeavor
But then, she thinks about those in her life and the bonds no one could sever
She knows one reason she keeps going is because of a life that’s filled with love.
***picture taken on North Captiva Island in October of 2018***