The breaking waves that catch the skin
That rise and churn and fall
Are everywhere around the knees
And can’t be stopped at all.
The sand that flows like river tide
In and out and up and down
Brushes over all your toes
And never minds your frown.
The ocean lets you gaze out long
And never blames you for the view
But when you stare out at the sea
You’ll find it staring back at you.