I sit and wait each morning 
The path leads  to the beach
I watch you as you walk on by
So close…..yet out of reach.

You’ve never even noticed me
Sitting here upon this bench
A stalker …. a sad voyeur 
Feeling anxious…. feeling tense.

Into the water… off you go 
You swim all by yourself
If you were drowning ….I’d be there  
I’d hear you cry for help.

A shark attack …. can happen fast
One could tear you … limb from limb
Don’t get too close …. be careful
Best to stay away from them.

Your hair is wet …. you’re shivering
You reach for your beach towel
I watch you from a distance 
That’s how it is …. for now.


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Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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