Illustration by Anya Baker.

Where Everything Is Clear

We walk down the sandy steps of the walkway.
Beyond the shoreline is a school of dolphins leaping through the salty air.
The undertow in my life is pulling strongly,
And I long to be protected and safe from the tsunami of the real world.
Looking out at the ocean in front of me, I wonder where the catamaran is traveling to.
Everyone around me laughs and plays happily,
Where everything is clear.

By Julia Kessler