Walk With Me

Beth Tomlin

by

as the mist starts to creep
in that unexpected way
brushing our ankles

as the tide drifts slowly
at first and then throws
waves against white cliffs

walk with me

until it's dark and we've
forgotten why we came
to this reckless, unforgiving place

Beth Tomlin lives in Oxford, England, where she writes books and teaches creative writing to young people. Beth likes ghost stories, chai lattes, and misty oceans. Her fiction is represented by the Bath Literary Agency.