I stand on the ocean shore,
watching the waves go by.
The sun is going down but I don’t leave.
I will stay out on the ocean shore.
Seagulls fly overhead,
they land down on the beach.
Their far-off cries bid the day good-night.
Out in the sunset I see dolphins
leaping through the waves.
Their turning, jumping transforms
the setting sun into the start of a new day.
They call out to me and I long to join them
in the freedom that is the sea.
Sunset is a dark, purple haze,
recalling everything that is beautiful.
I grab a boogie-board
and float along with the water.
A giant wave comes over me
and I tumble head over heels underwater.
In the sea I am a new creature.
When I return to the surface
I laugh out loud.
I look up and see the first stars.
The sky is becoming black.
It is time for me to be going.
Tomorrow I’ll come back
and watch from the ocean shore.