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I went to the beach today
I smelt the salty scented air
Felt the warm sand slide between my toes
Clinging beneath my toenails
Scratching the soles of my feet.
I tiptoed to the waters edge
And tentatively placed a toe into the cool, lapping water.
It felt good, it felt cleansing, purifying.
I raised my head to the sky
Felt the sun warm my tired face.
The tears ran down my cheeks
A flock of gulls flew overhead,
A leader with it's followers, flapping past my face.
All with a sense of belonging,
To each other.
Suddenly, I felt it, the ...