As I stand atop the highdark-green velvet, jagged cliffs that tower above the sea, Igaze out across the vast tranquil waters that stretch beforeme. Above, the sky is close and wraps me in a blanket of grayclouds producing an ominous atmosphere. The air is moist andstings my eyes and fills my mouth with a sharp, unpleasanttaste. Below, the calm, dark blue-green water transforms intoraging white-capped waves that chase each other and end inviolent, thunderous clashes on the cliffs. Damp, misty cloudsrise and chill my skin as a brisk ocean breeze sweeps pastduring the cold early morning hours.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.