I wish I could be there

instead of here

Where the rustling leaves

create a melody

the soft strains

sweet as sugar

Tall blades of grass

waving in the wind

a comfortable nest

for whimsical daydreams

Where the open air

whispers of freedom

and there is enough

pure blue sky

to quench my thirst

The thunderous crash

of the sea in my chest

setting a tempo

for my beating heart

staining my skin

with streaks of salt

I wish I was anywhere

but here