Beach day. Embrace the views.
We move in step, abandon shoes.
Feet scorched by sand.
Rails burn our hands
When we climb to the boardwalk.
Laughter as friends and families talk.
My mind can’t match the tone.
I’m both surrounded and alone.

Your touch is cold on this hot day.
The noon sun melts the chill away.
Casts light across the crystal blue.
The water’s shine resembles you.
From afar, a gorgeous sight
Until proximity dulls the light.

There’s pressure in the buzzing chatter.
Beach runners make the seagulls scatter.
I focus on the shrieking birds.
The air is filled with empty words.