Life Without You

’twas lonely out there, out in the ocean

over the moonlight, under the coconut tree

with waves splashing, crashing unto the shore

and the sea breeze catches up upon my face

i can taste the saltiness of the sea

then i remembered you

i remembered you and many summers ago

twas many summers ago

on the beach, like anyone else

you taught me life’s important lesson

of survival, from swimming

it isn’t just about bad tan lines,

having raccoon eyes and early mornings

not even just about records, gold medals and best times

i never learned how to swim though,

no matter how i tried

no matter how you tried. 

that night, taught me the fundamentals of living

and critical things i needed to survive life

survive life, without you 

 

’twas many summers ago,

and many years i know, that you said

i will be just right there, up upon the moonlight

under the coconut tree, among the crashing and splashing waves

proudly watching you, learn to swim

as you navigate life,

life without me.

 

 

for kate’s Friday Fun

https://aroused.blog/2020/08/22/friday-fun-beach/