I took a walk along the sea by night
Waves invited me as they crashed and roared
Inviting me into the cool waters
I felt and sensed the spray upon my face
But I did not swim. It isn’t time yet
Instead I sat at its edge pondering,
Remembering. I think with clarity
Here, when I can see with my eyes what waits.
Waters reach my feet but it isn’t time
It isn’t my time, but it’s another’s
I’ll get to swim one day. I long for it.
Until then, I will walk the earth on foot
It is forbidden to wade in early
But hope for the day breathes inside my heart