beach japan

i’m in my prime,
not withering and old.
but i refuse to play
your wicked games any longer.

i know this tether is unbreakable,
but you make me feel like i’m interchangeable.
you drew a target on my heart,
when did this become fatal attraction?

i don’t have the strength,
the energy,
nor the patience
to be held hostage by your love.

so baby please don’t despair
when i say that
i’ve found the courage to
let you go.

you were never meant to be tied down in the first place.

—  believing i could love you was my mistake, c.j.n.

Hoshizuna no Hama is a beach located on the remote island of Iriomote in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The name roughly translates to “star sand beach” and was named aptly, due to the star shaped sand which calls this beach home. One-celled organisms called baclogypsina sphaerulata have pointed arms which are used to help them move. The other shell of these organisms is made from calcium carbonate and when they die, they leave their exoskeletons behind which make up this beach.

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