That Stretch

by starkish

The weight of the world crumbled around me. I sank my feet into the cool sand as the South China Sea crawled and licked my toes, sucking out the complications of my life. I turned my face towards the sun like how sunflowers do, then shy away immediately and hide under my cotton sun hat. I spied on the surfers, my eyes safely guarded behind my sunglasses. How adept they are in the water, I thought. I teetered along the edges of  where land meets sea, my head fixed at the horizon, watching the surfers wait for waves to intimate with. How I long to join them, I mentally sighed. I walked towards the parked car under the shade of the rocks instead. Lying on the backseat, my breath slugged, I lowered my lids and fell asleep.