Waves. (Poem Every Day - Day Seventeen)

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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.


I jump.


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, 2014

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