She ran laughing toward the water’s edge,
Calling behind her “catch me if you can”
And soon felt his arms close around her waist
As she splashed into the ocean.
And as they crashed down together
Into the salty breakers
She knew she’d fallen in love,
Begging him, “catch me if you can”.
And over time he knew as well
He wanted her forever,
And kneeling on that very same sand,
His heart was anxious,
And hers, jubilant,
She ran away,
Crushing him like the shells under her feet
And leaving him,
Beside the roaring ocean.
As he watched her flee,
She looked back,
And her eyes would have told him
“Catch me if you can”,
But he couldn’t see them
Through his tears.