Ocean Thief

August 25, 2011
Crashing gently into my legs
Washing shells
In creamy shades of pink and orange and blue
Onto the white sandy shores of Sanibel Island.
Salty water soaks through my shorts,
Cooling me from the setting sun,
Refreshing like a drink of water
As I run and laugh in the ocean.

Suddenly, a single shell scrapes across my foot
I cry out and grasp at the twisting water
But the angled bit of red hot sunlight
Alters the reflection
And my perfect white sand dollar washes away
Towards the sinking sun,
That appears to be drowning in the vast ocean waves,
Just like my hopes and dreams and smiles
Just like my sand dollar.

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dreamshaker This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm
I hate you so much right now.

I'm mostly kidding - but I might have to never read another of your poems ever again, as it destroys my confidence too easily.

I. Am. So. Freaking. Jealous.
'twas goh-geous.
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