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So many people crowded into one wave pool.
All together in one container,
Yet in separate groups, hardly mingling with others.
The designers did their best to replicate nature,
But only to an extent.
Waves for five minutes, rest for five minutes,
I sit there, in my own little world.
The fountain flows like a babbling brook as I inhale deeply.
I’m alone with my thoughts, and nothing else.
Just me, I sit on a smooth rock in the middle of the lake.
The soft murmur of kids
The appeal of the beach is different
For everyone who visits.
Some venture deep into the water,
Their heads bobbing above and below the surface
Of the bittersweet saltwater.
Perhaps they crave adventure,
Letting the waves envelope their bodies,
We caught her,
Submerged in water,
Alone and crying,
As she falls,
Alone and crying.
The sinner crawls.
As she falls,
I heard the voice,
The sinner crawls,
Listen to the noise,