My waters beguile you. I stretch as far as the eye can see, not a drop fit for life. I’m the ocean. You don’t know my depth. I hold sway by my shores, my waves rendering rocks to fine sand, washed onto another shore. I hold in my ample bosom, many a wrecked ship I helped reach the abyss; their treasure now declared void and soon forgotten.
I take all the venom you cast into my waters, churning below the surface.
The poisons around me choke the unsuspecting. Vast skies as far as the eye can behold. Not a single gasp purer than what is expelled. I’m the vast expanse around you. I don’t know any boundaries. I just sweep by the horizon, my gusts gathering clouds, scattering their virulence over the thirsty earth. I hold in my outspread arms the souls I gather, their lives now oblivion.
I spew all the toxins I can in the air above me, spiraling into the firmament.
Don’t pay any heed.
Go about your business, while I wait.
PJ, thank you for hosting this challenge. Such a wonderful platform to share our work!
Thank you Footy and Foodie for the beautiful photograph.