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Its Oceans Between You And Me

I’ve always loved the ocean.

The sea breeze brushes past, playing with my hair,

I can taste the salt on my tongue.

Breathe in. Breathe out.

The water laps at my toes as my feet sink into the sand. Here, I feel anchored. Here, I feel at home.

Sunlight falls onto the crests of the waves, making them glimmer as they crash onto the shore in all their glory.

I am mesmerised by the melody of the ocean. It beckons me, and as if in a trance, I let the tide take me with it. The tides are in my veins now.

I feel the spray of salt on my face, the crashing sound of the waves receding as I wade out further.

Breathing in once, I let my feet off the bottom. If I could catch my breath underwater, I would, taking in the splendor of the world beneath the waves.

A plethora of colours explode before my eyes; a paradise, unknown to man.

Fish flit here and there and strands of seaweed sway to and fro. If only I could hold my breath a little longer.

Alas, it is not to be. I find myself at the surface, gasping for air as the images fade from the back of my eyelids.

The waves whisper to me — of things and secrets unknown.

I steel myself, expecting to fight against the current. Surprisingly, it lets me pass.

I swim back to the shore, throwing myself upon the golden sand.

They say it is a dangerous place, the sea. Whoever said that beauty wasn’t dangerous? It has a certain tantalising charm to it.

I fall onto the sand. We are so much more lovelier when we fall.

Diya Padlakar




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