The stones are cool against my skin as the tide draws away
to leave them raw. Skitter, the drag comes.
It tries to take me with it, but I am planted firm,
my hair rooting into the shore.
I am solid, I am grounded, breathing a concept
I no longer need. The salt in my tears
from eons of watching sunsets and rises
crystalises into my imprint. I’ll remain for eternity,
even if I join the sand.