NatureThe meeting of land and sea
Have you ever thought about the dark line that separates the land from the sea?
This boundary between two worlds is painted along our cliffs. A 'fill up to here' line. A marker of how far up the sea rises to kiss the land. Of where they stay together, for a while.
A discolouration, perhaps? Or something left behind?
The high water mark is not a mark, it's a community.
A welcome committee, peacekeepers, conciliating the land and the sea. We are not a border, we are life, they say. We do not separate or divide.
Carson's words caught in my throat and pricked the back of my eyes as I tried to read them aloud as the sun set over Tenby, pointing at the black daubed along the rocks.
That mark I had overlooked for years, written off as a tarnish, was a collection of beings, life in the borderland.
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