The waves rolling in
One after the other
The same, yet ever-changing.
The continuity lulls my mind;
The magnitude reminds me of my own insignificance.
As the daylight fades,
First the moon appears, a shining half orb surrounded by a hazy glow,
Next the first star twinkles brightly,
As we each make a private wish
I wonder if we ever outgrow all our childhood beliefs.
The magic is not as strong as it once was,
But I am reluctant to disavow it completely
(Just in case).
Soon the water is only a silver-gray form in the darkening evening
And it becomes impossible to distinguish one wave from another.
But the sounds remain.
I reach out;
Our hands touch.