A Saltwater Love

All or nothing was the lesson;
a love rush blinded my equilibrium

You said to wait a while for love.

So many tides move, and the sea
whispers of the past and the future.

I learnt my lesson with your love.

Yet, the never ending wonder,
will you return to me?

Standing on the sand alone,
the sea whispers new words today.

A kiss on the cheek,
you’re lucky I’m so old;
becoming saltwater with you.

By the Sea

Palm trees sway
coconuts dance
beads of water
on the glass

soft waves move
towards the sand

a box jellyfish
washes up
on the shore

when we were young
there were so many shells
and the jellyfish were many

when we were young
it was only a nightmare
to see what would come

sadness sets in
shells replaced with rubbish
no box jellyfish, only dead crabs