Step By Step

Step by step, the wet sand is smooth from the night’s tide, his bare heels sinking deep as he walks, step by step, even as the small waves of the receding tide seek to erase his traces, dragging the grains of sand out to sea, just as the waves erased her traces, step by step, as she crossed over from the realm of the dry land to that of the sea, leaving him on the shore, unable to follow, suspended in that place between both realms, a place where he can balance with each step by step.

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