I have travelled the world. I have published my poetry in one or two prominent journals. I have had the kind of adventures that other folks have just dreamed about.
I do have one dream that I probably won’t be able to fulfill. I want to live near the beach and dig my toes into the white sand.
I want to put sunscreen on my nose, arms, and legs. I want to watch the fish as they dart near the shore. I want to feel the off-shore wind and feel it change to the on-shore wind. I want to watch the tide.
I don’t want to feel the sand in my shorts, but it is a small price to pay to live near the beach.
Will it happen? Probably not for many reasons.
1- I take medications that make me sun-sensitive
2- My immune system is suppressed, so I have to travel carefully and very slowly
3- My money is used to keep me well
So for now I pray that some medication will be discovered to cure my disease.
And, I dream of the beach.