it smells like ocean

We dance until we tire
the artist in us is never satisfied
always adding something else
we can't stop

another brush stroke
another beat
another day of sunshine
another wave

So many times we wander 
through the muck
through the winter
through the laundry
and then we find that one clean shirt
it smells like the ocean

And so it goes
that we will never be satisfied 
it seems
until we've reached 
that perfection

But we go on trying
Some stop
Some enjoy the journey
Some capture the energy of it all

Until we look back to see
the most powerful 
part of it all
was taking a moment 
taking that moment to look behind us
-andrea naylor

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