At the beach [poem]

At the beach I watch seagulls
Flirt with gravity.
I can feel all my problems fading
As I lift my face to receive the sun.

I sink toes into seemingly bottomless sand
And contemplate what it means
To be meaningless —
Just another grain in the hourglass of time.

There is no past or future here,
Only the intangible present.
Close your eyes.
Feel the swell of ocean tide draw you near.

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