I took a walk among the tide pools,
The crystal clear waters contrasted
By the porous rock with a black lava,
I scan for the wildlife of the sea.
The rocks have soothed
Over the years from the waves
The starfishes and the seagulls
Have made this their address.
I caught a few muscles and put them in a sack
Made from the recycled old clothes
When I heard it again
The cries of a child began to linger.
I heard something I couldn’t
Quite pay my ears to
It soon disappeared and the sounds
No longer echo from the walls of the cove.
I inched closer, she shelters behind the shadows
In a white shear sundress, wet and filthy
She has knelt down and has her arms
Wrapped around her legs pulling to her chest.
I am not sure how long I stood there looking at her
Then I coughed and startled her
Without a warning she jumped up and ran to me
Fainted in my arms and we headed back home.