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My Raft

Waves take you from me
As if you are a raft, floating freely by the shore.
I shall look for you,
Waiting for your return
when the tide comes back in.
And perhaps brings you along
on its evening journey.

I shall wait, watching the sun as it sets
and the sands turn cool,
as the children return home with their parents
and they let the waves eat their statues left behind.
But I will remain,
waiting for you, my raft.
My escape from this reality.

The waves soon turn dark and chilled
As they meet my resting soul.
But you are nowhere to be found.
It is always like this,
I wait for you, but you have floated off
Not caring that I still stand waiting,
Waiting that you, my raft, may one day return.

By now the sun is long gone
And stars begin their dance on the surface of the waves
The tide is in, and you are not.
My raft, my escape, where are you?
But my cries go unheard,
And the sea has swept you away from me.
Just as it always has, just as it always will.

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