Shelley and I are at Pismo Beach.
The waves continue to break, never ending,
like the pain in my legs from this disease.
This pain is like the ebb and flow of the ocean waves,
but I wish it would just flow away and never ebb back.
God gives me strength to overcome the pain;
There is nothing like being at the beach,
our very own beach at Pismo,
with my loved one of forty-seven years.
Gary Evans, retired chiropractor; published in: Pathway to the Heart, WOK’s 2021 anthology; WOK’s 2021 NPM blog and soon 2022’s; accepted in CSUB’s 2022 Anthology, Writing Covid; zoomed open-mic events; member of Parkside Church and Writers of Kern. Gary’s been married to Shelley for 44 years; they have 3 daughters.