The sun burns gold through orange to red.
Bodies emerge from the ocean
giggling, dragging themselves from waves to rocks
and back to waves,
before finally allowing the milky shallows
that reflect the burning sun
until the blue-grey turns to marbled shades of umber
to abide to a rhythm all of their own.
The crowds deplete and soften
as foam and fire crash against the shore
and trickle upwards,
yearning to reach the sandy feet above,
to mimic the salty bodies intertwined beneath a wondrous sky,
until the roar dulls and the crowds exhale,
the ocean too,
and the fire burns out.
Photos taken whilst watching the sunset from the beach at Miraflores in Lima, Peru 21.02.19.