The Sea's Embrace

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One of my freinds considered doing this once, thankfully, I talked her out of it.

Submitted: June 04, 2009

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The Sea's Embrace.  

I stand on the edge of the cliff. The freezing wind whips my hair into a tangled, knotted mass and sends fingers of ice to run up and down my spine. Below, the waves crash and foam with a deafening roar, but none of that matters. Because soon I will be free from this life, from this existence forever. All those mistakes, all the horrible things I’ve done will all be washed away, lost forever, never to resurface. I fill my lungs with the salty sea air and take my last step to the very edge of the cliff. The sea swirls and gurgles beneath my toes now with nothing between them except thin air. A seagull cries in the distance and I see it gliding majestically above me. I take my inspiration from that and leap with arms outspread into the pure ocean air. The wind is incredible as I fly down the length of the cliff to the waiting arms of the ocean below. Tears stream from my eyes as visions of my past flash and blur in front of them. So many hurt, so many faults, I was right to rid the world of such a loathsome being. The water rushes up to meet me, reaching with its cold, comforting hands. As I am plunged into the icy grip of the ocean I remind myself of the one thing I have done right in my whole life, my son. I raised him to have enough sense to leave home as soon as he felt ready. But I cried when he did. My tears mingle with the icy brine around me and I succumb to the deep's reassuring embrace. Against all my instincts I take a deep breath and fill my lungs with the sea. I slowly slip into unconsciousness and let the darkness take me away.


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