The Beach

This is technically cheating, as this wasn’t written for the project.  But everything I’ve written thus far has been written with a doomed-to-fail approach, in one sitting taking no more than half an hour, with no editing or revision.  Good writing is rewriting, but I find rewriting to be so stressful that I’ve avoided it entirely in favor of maintaining my sanity.
I have recently given up on sanity and started trying to actually polish some poetry, which has considerably diminished my productivity here.  Rather than let it languish too long, I decided to post a poem I wrote in college for the one poetry class I took.  I don’t think it’s a particularly good one, but it’s still my favorite of all the poems I’ve ever written

The Beach

Say, say, say,
Do you know who I am?
I’m the dreamer walking down the beach,
Pockets full of sand.

I’ll take it all away with me,
Sand and sea and sky.
I’ll take it all away with me,
Some day before I die.

They won’t believe their open eyes
When they see it’s gone.
They won’t believe their open eyes
Just hours after dawn.

Say, say, say,
Do you know who I am?
I’m the thief who dreamed a beach away,
In pocketfuls of sand.

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