The sea, the sea, we all return to the sea. It comes slowly, a tiger in the trees, swallowing the houses, the beaches, the streets. A hiccup, a gasp and they disappear into the sleek waves. The sky is gone. The sun is dead. No one screams or cries. We go together hand in hand, until our hands change and grey. We become slick and calm. The sky is gone. We stare up at nothing. The legs freeze, the skin becomes cold. We float, alone, passing by others, fins and feet and voices halved to pieces. We sleep with eyes open. We cannot eat. The cold creeps to my heart, and then, and then, I fear. I jump, I shudder, I rip my arms from my sides. My legs tremble, my throat burns and clogs. The sea rises behind me, the land quavers in front. All that is left are strangers. A hiccup, a gasp, did I let go of your hand? Where are you, where did you go, ring ring, pick up your phone please please don't leave me alone. Tears rise in my chest and choke me to death and I cannot cry out for you, where are you?