The air is thick with heat and salt,
The warmth is not oppressive or harsh--
But smooth, comforting
Like a lover's touch.
The sun's brightness is unmatched
The light is hope,
Melting away all sadness and concern
From your heart like a flame melts wax
Time is slower,
Events can be savored,
And memories are more easily cherished
Seagulls soar in lazy circles overhead,
Calling out every once and again,
The sea laps gently at the sand,
The water cool on your feet
As the grains of sand get stuck between your toes.
It's slightly uncomfortable,
But you don't mind.
You have baptized your soul,
You awake refreshed,
And your smile couldn't be any more real.