You’re standing there alone.  Watching the waves, just like you do every day.  Maybe today I’ll have the courage to say hello. Maybe I’ll have the courage to ask you what is that you see when you look at the waves?  What are you hoping to find?

The wind tousles your brown hair, pushing it back from your face.  Your piercing blue eyes hold their gaze.  They’re as cold as the sea on this November morning.

I take another step forward. I’m closer today than I’ve ever been.  Today.  I must do this today before I lose my courage.  A deep breath and another step forward.  And another.

You turn away and slowly walk up the beach.  Your head down, shoulders slumped.  I can feel the sorrow in your gait.

My moment has passed.  Maybe tomorrow.

I walk forward and scan the waves as they lap the shoreline.  I’m standing where you stood.  What is it that you see?  What are you searching for?   Maybe tomorrow I’ll ask you.  Maybe tomorrow.

Copyright © 2018 Penny Wilson

*This is in response to Sue Vincent’s #writephoto Thursday photo prompt.  If you would like to get in on the fun, you can find out all about it HERE

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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20 Responses to Waves

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  3. Such a melancholic feel to it.


  4. notestowomen says:

    I was at the edge of my seat wondering if she was going to approach him and then, the moment passed. I hope she eventually works up the courage to say hello.


  5. Another lovely piece packed with emotion, Penny.


  6. Michael says:

    Love that p … full of what ifs n questions


  7. aisforanzal says:

    I can relate to the feeling in this so much.


  8. Sue Vincent says:

    Oh, I like this a lot, Penny.


  9. WaltPage says:

    Bravo Penny! This is an excellent piece of writing. I love the concept of maybe tomorrow. ☺❤


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