The ocean called to me at 4:30 this morning after Gary left for fishing.
It whispered gray secrets in my ear when I arrived.
Then it tempted me with lavender lace.
It offered a ride to eternity.
And wrapped me in its foggy embrace.
Seagulls wheeled, looking for breakfast.
My heart stood still. My breath stopped.
The pier waited in misty patience.
The seconds passed in technicolor.
The birds danced to the music of the sky.
The sun painted its reflection on the calm sea.
I swallowed its light
then brought it back with me
to savor all day.
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