shore

by mandaceehb

i am the glittering shore:

you proclaim me beautiful from the helicopter

but step closer and all there is-

dirty sand stealing the sparkle from glass shards

catching the sun from its broken rays

i am the beckoning shore, exposed and vulnerable

with every wave life sweeps away

a little bit more of what i am

grain by grain the water removes me

to drown in icy flames

i am the lifeless shore left behind

lessons not learnt, kicked around

dreams shaped into sandcastles,

toppled into shapeless heaps by cruel winds and words

the water is rising and soon i shall

exist no more

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