you should’ve seen the sun rise this morning
for a moment I couldn’t tell if what I was looking at was the ocean or the sky. the clouds rolled in towards me, the shore above
like waves made of air, foamy with oxygen and an angel’s breath
against the never ending horizon
which stretched itself out to embrace the sun in all its colors of yellow blue and lavender
Your seat would’ve been next to mine, my head on your shoulder
and we’d sit in the comfort of our silence and I’d write in my head all the words I couldn’t yet
say out loud or bring to paper.