You used to have conversations with the beach. "How are you this year?" "I am getting older, and I do not think I like it." "Just feel my waves, it will make you feel better." And it did make you feel better. No one else ever reached out to comfort you. Even drowning is a nice hug. Not too cool, but not warm at all. The little boy trying to fly a kite With no wind in sight Never gives up His hope of its flight. The beach was your best friend.