One of my favorite moments spent during my first trip to the U.S. was in Maine. A friend whom I was visiting took me on a picnic to Permaquid Beach, right next door to Portland, if I’m not mistaken. It was the middle of June in 2012. Lots of sunshine and plenty of heat that came with it. I was basking under the shade of a tree when these words came to me:
On Permaquid Beach
I have cried
So have you,
I have been happy
As you was happy with me too
I have walked the sand of Permaquid Beach
You laughed while the sea soaked up my jeans
We took photos in a lighthouse
The sea remained blue for miles that I could see.
I was bathed in love
I ate lobster while wearing an apron
Your tragedy is mine as well
Miles away I pray
You find the strength to smile again.