A Run on the Beach

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Clouds darkened and water restled rough against the shore 

The air turned a smoldering black 

There was no looking back 

My toes turned red as I raced along the rocky beach 

I could almost taste it, pure happiness was just out of my reach 

Each brutal wave sent water weaving through the rocks

I lost my footing and hit the ground, hard 

I gathered my streghth to get up when something caught me off guard

A glimpse of my own reflection in the churning water 

Anger seeped through and I felt my face get hotter

Without hesitation, my hand quickly slashed through it 

So I didn’t have to face myself

The person I was 

The person I am. 

And the person I will always be 






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