As she breathes in the ocean air once more ,
She can feel the warmth of release building in her .
She feels the freedom a breath away ...
But her heart mocks her ... she begins to walk towards it .
Listening only to the sound of the waves crashing against the sand .
Such a beautiful sound .... it used to rock her to sleep as a child ..
Now all she can feel is freedom and calm .
She keeps a steady pace towards the waves crashing hard against the shore .
Awaiting the feeling of the saltwater washing away her pain.
Its been so long ... like a nightmare that seemed to go on forever .
She missed the ocean ... the sound .. the feeling of it washing over her ...
Everything ... she needed that saltwater to wash her pain away again and again.
Her feet mocked her before ... and now they cannot be stopped ...she is walking .
Further and further she steps into the sea .
And the sea begins to wash over her like a great wave of zen and peace.
She loves the ocean for this.. because it carries her memories and pain away with the tide
The sand is like an exfoliation to her body ...
She is clean again .