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unexpected homecoming, 2020



I free my feet from my boots

my toes adjusting to the cold wet sand

shedding the outer layers until

there is little to protect me from the endless cool breeze

I begin a steady stride away from the warmth piled on the rock

directly into the cold, salty, waves of aquamarine and cerulean

the waves wash over my head

I break the surface with a gasp

a rebirth or baptism by the sea

it is an unexpected homecoming



Photo credits to Monique Germon.

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