over

on this day of raindrops on our lips

and

wishing on vanishing rainbows 

you told me you were happy it was gone 

cause it demanded too much attention

but its departure left me useless 

and 

I’ll  miss the purple clouds 

and the pelicans floating

between 

the horizon and the nodding sun

and 

I’ll miss this feeling 

that I don’t want to leave 

defiant

slight man with a red beard and mane

kept hollering

“the waves aren’t even that big at all, let’s go!”

she, the color of dark espresso

stood playfully at the shore

her hands gleaming and airy

she let the water splash at her knees

he walked out of the water

she won