World Apart

With Kids and
Who dared to venture-in
to catch
the orange evening sun
Ocean played along…

Touch and go
Feel and reveal

Wet rocks, running crabs
and look !
a shiny black beach appears from nowhere;
the crazy happy playground
In the end, it was Ocean who hid the sun.


While grown-ups
Sat-up; uptight

Staring at the steps, rocks
roaring ocean and setting sun.

“low tide but black sand”
some murmured
walking home
after the sunset ritual.

Note: Based on a true story at Tithal Beach (Valsad).