Skimming Stones

Skimming stones across

the surface of the sea,

children run around me

with the excitement of being free.

I search for the

flattest stone I can find

when all of a sudden

your face appears in my mind.

Frozen for a moment

while I try to understand why,

for it has been decades

since we last said goodbye.

I stare at the sea

as if it held the answer

then a wave brushes my feet

and makes me move

like an awkward dancer.

My shoes are now soaked,

and I shake my head

smiling to myself over

a memory I thought long dead.

I reach down and

pick up another stone,

skim it over the water

while wondering are

you all on your own.

scenic photo of beach during dawn
Photo by Lisa Fotios on

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