“I know I messed up,” he says sheepishly.
“I’m sure it won’t be the last time,” she says arms folded over her heart.
“Why do I keep doing this? I don’t mean to hurt you,” he says frustrated.
“Maybe because none of us are perfect. We just float around and try our best, and hope to God we get it right,” she says as she avoids eye contact, she kicks her feet in the sand.
“And if we don’t?” he says nervously.
“If we don’t, we hope that the person we hurt, can forgive us.” she says with a faint smile, looking up at him.
Dreams shift from hearts to hands.
Sun shines bright, as the day nears its end.
Bare feet walk through miles of sand.
Waves pouring in the ocean, for eternity.
And in the whisper of the wind they stand.
On a beach somewhere.
It doesn’t really matter.
Heartbreak can happen wherever you land.
“But I love you,” he says meaning it with all his might.
“That doesn’t mean you won’t mess it up every now and then. We mess up the way we love sometimes,” she says staring up into his eyes.
The love is in the air.
Tainted by tension and uncertainty.
Was she trying to save them?
Or give them a peaceful pardon?
Was she going to walk away?
Or was she going to fight to stay?
And in the minutes that ticked by.
He glanced at her trying to read her mind.
As she gazed out across the water, mystified, and peaceful.
Tears forming in her eyes.
“Walk with me,” he says.
“Is that a question,” she replies.
“No it’s a heartfelt suggestion,” he answers with a helpless shrug and puppy dog eyes.
He extends a hand.
She takes it.
As the sun begins to set.
The moon peeking through high above them.
He turns to her and whispers; “I’m sorry.”
She smiles and replies “I forgive you.”
Deciding to let the past be the past.
As they walk along the beach hand in hand.
He turns to her and smiles.
She smiles back just the same.
“I hope you’re comfortable, because I’m never letting you go,” he says tightening his grip on her hand.
And sometimes, in the mist of loving each other, and making mistakes.
Sometimes, you try and you get it right.
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