Hand in hand, dad takes my five-year-old self down to the beach. Pre-dawn and all about is strangely grey. The waves swish in, swish out, like breathing, and the sand is cold. I snuggle against his woolly jacket and wonder…
Light, soft and silent as a kiss, folds away the dark. The horizon, in damask rose, begins to bloom.
middle-aged, I take my child
to find the sunrise