"Chasing Seagulls in the Sand" by Eric Wayne Flynn
"Chasing Seagulls in the Sand"
Long forgotten are the days of our star crossed romps
They all bleed n coagulate, sticking like wet photos
Moments captured in a blink
Released in a flash
Fleeting fancies; chewed up bubble gum jammed under a desk
Yet, one day remains...
Spring invited us to lunch on a beach
We feasted on each other
A light breeze was a cool rewarding sheet against our skin
The sun and clouds played peekaboo
As did we, always, eternally
But, we did find time to do away with our trivial escapades
As a young boy and girl found there way out of the shadows
They told us stories we were never to repeat
They were ours to keep
With gained trust, seagulls gathered close by
The girl and boy, each with mischief ablaze in their young furnace
Challenged; Who quicker? Who more cunning?
GO! Two darts screaming for the bullseye losing balance in wind and sand
The gulls; experts, squawked and laughed as they took to the sky, free, for a moment, just as
Our youth, lay on the sand, gasping, smiling, understanding
Yes my dear, this is as good as it gets for us
With a salty kiss the children were washed out to sea
Drowning forever in potential
No need for bells without evidence of bodies
Wreckage, lain hidden in the deep to this day
Buried treasures in the hearts of us
The two star crossed lovers; left on shore with only their ghosts
Held each other tightly and said their goodbyes
Regrets are for souls who haven't loved...
I regret to say, I'm not sure