I close my eyes and take a deep breath as the smell of sweet ocean water filled my lungs and the mist of the waters hit my face. I open my eyes to stare at the magnificent vision before me. The sun was touching the horizon casting a bright orange reflection on the blue-purple ocean. The sky was an amazing collage of pink, orange, purple and blue. I spread out my arms as the cool breeze blew back my dress and hair. I embrace the air as it tickled my smooth skin. I close my eyes feeling my surroundings as his warm muscular arms wrapped around my soft curvy waist. I relaxed into the warmth of his body as he rocked me side to side whispering Spanish into my ear. I turned around and looked into his deep complex eyes as they changed from light brown, to green, to deep blue and back again. I wrapped my arms around his neck as he placed his hands strong and firm on my lower back. We slowly rocked in circles, a dance to the sound of the waves and the beating of our hearts that beat in unison.


Staring into his eyes I saw all of his sorrows, his joys, his pains, his love, and he saw the same in mine. I was mesmerized by the strong features in his smooth caramel face noticing the small scar above his full succulent lips. I gently touch his face and he closes his eyes and relishes in my touch. He brings his face closer to mine. I close my eyes and feel the radiating heat from his lips on mine and his sweet breath on my face. He whispered, “ tu eres Hermosa. Tu eres mi Corazon. Tu eres mi amor.” Then he closed the gap between our lips kissing me slowly with so much passion and fire that I begin to melt. Next thing I knew, I felt cold, calming water slowly inching up my body. We were still lost in our passionate kiss as we became enveloped completely by water. I open my eyes and looked at him, his eyes, now blue again, matched the water yet they burned with fire and desire. He pulled me close to him and we danced in each other’s arms, not worrying about air or land, but being taken over by the calming rhythm of the water



Breathing heavily I run faster. I can hear my heart beating in my ears, buhbum-buhbum-buhbum-buhbum. I can’t breathe but I can’t stop my legs from taking the next step forward. I cut left and continued to sprint thinking that that would stop the inevitable. My chest is burning; my eyes are watering, buhbum-buhbum-buhbum-buhbum. My heart is pounding harder against my chest. “Ahhhhhhh!” I scream in an attempt to get help but of course I am alone, again. I am always alone, never getting help when I need it the absolute most…like right now.  My tongue feels weird, my throat is dry, I can no longer feel my body because the cool crisp air has removed any sense of feeling I have…only my burning legs and chest indicate the fact that I am still living, and still running. The lack of light makes it hard for me to know where I am going but it seems that my body knows what it is doing. Damn. I can hear the other footsteps catching up to me. My heart beats faster from fear this time.  I dash to the right and push myself to go a little faster. Buhbumbuhbumbuhbumbuhbum…faster, faster FASTER! WOOSH! AHHHHHHH…

I have never thought about what it would be like to die. Whether it would hurt, or be peaceful, calm…I never wondered how I would go, when, what I would think, whose face I would see…never. To be honest, I never thought I would die. I can’t hear anything but air in my ears; I can’t hear my heart or my screams…just air. I can’t even feel myself anymore…just ice.  It is as if the temperature has dropped another 20 degrees…I don’t even thing I am falling anymore…SMACK!

UHHH…that hurt.

It burns.

I can feel the sting, it is so sharp and harsh it makes me gasp. Trying to take deep breaths I realize I cannot move anything at all, not only that, I am slowly being submersed in water.  So this is my end? This is how I will be leaving this world? I can’t bear to think that this is it until….BANG! My body darts farther into the water followed by a stream of red…

It’s quite poetic you know? Death by fire and ice…my body is cold but I feel the burning sensation in my heart as the frigid water turns crimson around me and everything begins to fade away as I see the ominous shadow stand above the water, right under the moon with a smile that reminded me of the Cheshire cat…then everything just goes dim leaving nothing in my mind but fire and the Moon.