Every step along the coastline Produces a crunch beneath our feet. The sand can’t escape the ocean. The salty air tastes so sweet, We find cover in a dark cave Whose walls sweat with clinging dew. I can run away from beach waves, But I can’t run away from you. Your eyes can hide desires. So I decide to peel them back. I don’t find what I admire. I find only dirty, stained, and black. By now it’s far too late. Your breathing comes full stop. Lying lifeless is your fate. You are safe, but I am not. I didn’t know what to feel, but now you’re gone. I didn’t know what to do when your mom called us home. I bolt. I left. What have you done?