We sat on the beach and watched the ocean.
I saw a dolphin jump.
His tail waved a saucy good-bye to us,
land-dwellers and flipperless,
left behind to face our Earth-bound existence,
as he dove back under the waves.
The tide ebbed and flowed,
As have our years together.
Tides, births, deaths—
The rhythms of nature,
The rhythms of life.
Dawns and dusks.
Till death do us part.
It was good to forget
for a few hours
the deadlines and tasks of everyday,
Instead, we simply relaxed—
What a concept!
And watched the tide ebb and flow
Until it was time to pack up and go home.