Return

“We
return to each other
in waves.
This is how water
loves.”

-Nayyirah Waheed

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Water

I found you
out of the blue

You catch me
like lakefront waves on a windy Chicago day
crashing, swallowing
my feet buried deep in granular rocks and minerals,
shells.

Unanticipated.
Turbulent currents slowly spiral
into stillness
water retreats
dig my feet out from under

And I feel my mind shaking
my hands trembling
These waves tugged at my heart strings.
These waves unearthed my feet,
exposing me.

I’m here.

I walk towards the still water
brush my fingers along the line where water meets sand…
chills.
Haven’t felt peace quite like this before

And I just know.
You are water.