My Love Went to the Sea

My love went to the sea.
I could not go.
It left without me.

Weighed down
I sat, 
Then lay back.
The sand formed
The heaviness of my heart.

Long I watched
The seagulls
While listening to ghosts
Crash on the beach,
Rolling up
Close.

There, like a ruptured castle
Salt water still escaping,
I lay broken.
My kingdom lost.

It left without me.
I could not go.
My love went to the sea.

photo cred: marknagel.com