I don’t know if you can see it.

I just can’t stop myself from seeing it, no matter how hard I try.

Can’t help myself hearing the lapping of waves. Can’t lose the image of an empty sandy beach — because those clouds are not meant for sunbathing. Can’t stop wondering when people will take the risk and venture out of those futuristic beach homes and head for the sea.

I know none of this is true – there is evidence to the contrary in front of my eyes.

But though I keep telling myself it is what it obviously is, I’ll glance back at the scene and in the blink of an eye I’m back at the beach.

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