The Edge

Movement rumbles through the sand
The wind begins to retract
It is slight, seemingly unnoticeable
Felt it before my eyes took sight

I see you fading

Birds overheard singing their last melody as day dissolves
And night breaks through
The motion of the tide pulling back in silence

If you are leaving, leave me in truth
Denial unravels me from the inside out

If you are parting, come to the sea
Call it what it is, even if that’s all you can give

If this is what you want, leave me with a peace
Beneath this sacred space, I have been undone

Was I an ocean to behold or just a shallow to pass by?

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