I feel the sand beneath my feet begin to pull.
It quickly slides away from me,
leaving me stumbling in the receding water.
I throw my arms out to help balance myself.
The water gets more shallow as the wave forms.
I see it getting closer, a surge of energy
about to crash around me.
Should I dive through to try to avoid its wrath?
Or should I simply jump and hope it doesn't crash on top of me?
Should I run to shore, or will the current prevent me from progressing.
I can hear the slight rumble, the wave is almost at it's peak.
Ten feet in front of me, I have to make a decision.
The wave hits and begins to push me to the top.
Before I reach the peak the wave breaks.
Directly on top of me.
Pushing me straight into the sand.
I feel my body crumple as the twelve foot goliath continues to drill me.
I gasp for air, and take in water. I swirl around in confusion.
I try to reach out, to stop my tumbling body.
I can't tell what direction is up.
I simply let go and let the water take me as I continue to take more water in.
I feel my vision darkening as the water continues to swirl above.
Created: Apr 21, 2014ColeKemmer Document Media