To stand in the way of beauty:

What power has called us down here, her voice faint and indistinct?

Beauty: glimmering and ephemeral in her quiet majesty.

Is it for her that we claw and cling to life?

And why we fight to the surface to grasp for air, even when scalding torments have us submerged?

We are wrapped in warm starlight and the songs of crickets.

All our time spans between fires on the two horizons, igniting to roaring day or extinguishing to ashen night.

One life, A gift, a chance.

Full of choices, full of losses, full of joys.

Braving the tumult of the shaking shore.

Trembling and quaking.

In howling cold, pressed forward by un-quenched desire.

Teeth sinking into the experience.

To stand in the way of beauty.

To be there when it washes over you.

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