They don't sleep on the beach anymore.
The wide abyss no longer yawns above them.
No more golden fire in the night.
Waves crash empty and lifeless along the shore.
Where once, diamond sand and sunsets of amber
shone, no more.
The cities that had risen are crumbling.
New trails have been wrought
and now the
dunes are empty.
Coves echo with silence
and scum collects in the washes.