Lounging on a beach,

drinking a fruity drink,

feeling a sunburn slowly bloom across my skin,

take a dip in the push and pull of the ocean,

watch as people play frisbee, walk their dog, or splash about.

Sand inbetween my toes, sand in my hair, sand in my mouth, sand in my bikini bottoms.

Take a deep inhale of the salty air,

marvel at that distant horizon of the sky meeting the sea–

all of these things I would’ve enjoyed.

Yes, I would’ve loved to do any of those things more than what I did tonight.

Tonight I fought a clog in my drain.

Tonight sewer water splashed in my face and dripped down my arm.

Oh how I wish I was on the beach,

and not playing the part of a not-very-good-plummer.

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