I float further from the shore
Closing my eyes, I let the sun burn down upon me.
Long ago I gave up on returning to the beach.
Further and further from the lights of any town.
Nothing to hear but the crash of the waves.
Eyes still closed, I await the inevitable.
Calm, music of the sea playing in my head.
No pain as evening arrives and the sun lets my skin breathe.
In my mind’s eye, I can see them.
Those that I loved.
As I float further from the shore.