Down where the beach shimmers 

there is an invisible timewarp.

As you step into the fluttering starlight

you may find yourself 10,000 sunsets back.

You’ll see a young version of yourself

carving the same footsteps on the same beach

as the sea observes you like a watchful parent,

unable to hold on to you

knowing you’ll be back one day,

just like the birds return each year.

And this is how you go back and forth

rekindling with the salt that made your bones

dancing with the seaweed

as you wonder how many sunsets remain

Until one day,

the beach rolls itself up into a ribbon

and disappears into the wormhole

George is an author, researcher, podcaster, chemist, molecular biologist and food scientist. You can follow him on Twitter @99blackbaloons , listen to his Spotify podcast George reads George, join his mailing list, or enjoy his books

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