(Is it sad that the first thing I thought of when I saw the prompt was “Inside Out?” xD
For real though, that movie was adorable.)
Joy . .. by light-from-Emirates
The early morning sun always makes the water look the prettiest.
Hands gently gliding under the surface
Ripples erupting and expanding, spreading.
Water so clear
You can see your toes in the drenched sand
And the multi-colored shells
Half submerged by tiny grains
Trying to surface, to reach the shore
With invisible hands.
Creatures of all sizes, all shapes, all colors
Twirling around, between, alongside
As your legs slowly move through the water
Like comforting, guiding familiars.
So far out now your feet can’t reach that sand
Your head slips below, into the clear
And now, you are one of those underwater creatures.
Hands dredge through the silty earth
And strong legs propel you forward.
You can only go so far without breath
Time to return to the air, the sky.
Pushing off the bottom, surging upward to clouds
Whipping hair and water from yourself as you break free.
And a splash
That sends tiny droplets out into the atmosphere
The sun catches them
And they sparkle like diamonds, falling stars.
Make a wish.