The sapphire blue kingdom of the
endless sky reaches down
to kiss the Earth.
The warm water washes
over my waiting feet
as I watch the fireball sun
splash magnificent colors across the horizon.
Ocean-filled deep breaths shock my lungs,
as ocean-filled wading first steps shock my bare skin.
The salty spray pauses just long enough
to toss and tease my hair,
before floating away with the breeze.
The last rays of the day's
sunlight stretch over our wonderland,
before the scene darkens like the last act of a play.
The stars dance their way into the heavens
and we sit close together to share the warmth
of the fires we keep setting on each others' skin.
We try to convince each other that
passing planes are just constellations,
coming together like we did.
Whispered secrets and wondrous laughter
fill my ears as I
fill my memories with you.
Same setting, different scene.
Time has passed in our seemingly endless paradise.
The once warm waters are cold,
the sun's kiss far less comforting.
As the winter wind approaches,
we sit close together,
trying to start a fire to keep warm.
But as the salty spray turns chilled,
so does your touch.
Where has the fire gone?