the waves licking
electricity builds in their chest
collapses as laughter in the air around them
mixing with the salt,
overwhelming the senses.
flushed with their own daring
surprised by their own confidence
they expose parts of themselves to the world
that normally hide in the dark
that is shy
that are concealed
that are lost
they are finally revealed,
no longer shadow.
atoms collide, shift, disappear
anything can happen.
waves swallow them,
as they wallow in this half-world
and forget what it's like to feel
the climax approaches
there's no slinking
only running their arms by their sides
only embracing movement that is usually ignored
this is the feeling that can't be described
this is the moment between waking and sleeping
this is the part that people leave out.
they walk back with a smile
a secret that glows in their chests
lighting up their faces
that can only be traced to their damp skin
this is the feeling that can't be ignored.