I can taste the radiance of the sun's rays beating down upon me,
and the flavor of the clear azure sky resonates in my mouth.
I hear the water shimmering,
and the grainy sand compress under my weary feet.
I see the sea gulls gawking,
and glimpse the aroma of foreign lands being ushered in by the breeze.
I can smell the slick and smooth green leaves of the palm trees,
shading the rough brown bark of its trunk.
I feel the many colors of the shells,
and try to reach out and touch the foggy horizon that can lead to places unimagined.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.