I wake up to the sound of waves crashing against the rocks.
My skin, toasting in the sun.
Today, I don’t care about the tan.
The sea breeze playing with my hair,
Today, I don’t care about my tousled tresses as I pull myself up.
Silently, I stroll on the shore while waves rush in to kiss my feet.
Today, I don’t care about the sand sticking on my legs.
I pick the bittersweet wild berries,
The juice drips down my hands, staining my clothes.
Today, I am not anguished.
I gaze at the horizon and watch the ships pass by.
I know they cannot see me, yet I wave at them.
Today, I don’t worry over the passing hours.
I build torpid sandcastles.
Today, I don’t care about the dirt in my nails.
I am not tormented about tomorrow.
Today, I make no plans.
I turn to the sea.
Stretching for miles, the waves consuming.
Today, I let it wash away my fears and doubts.
Peering into the shallow waters,
I look for seashells and starfishes.
Today, I scribble random words on the sand and smile.
I watch the sky turn an orange hue,
Today, I take the time to marvel at the picturesque canvas.
I lie down on the sand.
Tonight, I witness the first star to appear.
I breathe in the salty air,
As I watch the lighthouse in the distance.
Tonight, I wait for the starry blanket as I lay shivering.
My eyelids heavy with dreams.
I will think about tomorrow, when I get there.
Tonight I'm serene.