The waves fall and rise. They rise and fall.
A storm of death and destruction and I am at the shore, picking up the broken pieces
Of a ship
Of a sailor's dream
Of a child's lego piece
I never knew water can burn so much
I never knew it can tear at my insides
I never knew the waves can swallow me whole
All while I'm out on the sand, dry, sunny, safe.
I once was the captain of that ship
And that ship
was my home
Now that ship is at my footsteps,
shattered in pieces.
It lost the storm.
It died in it
With its sailors
And its legos
And its hope.
And the world was watching.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman