Ghostly ★ Quiet ★ Lurking
I used to exist.
I mean really, truely exist.
I used to laugh, playing in the sunlit shallows until my young ones were far beyond tired.
Then I would tuck them away to sleep for the night, in a special place that I knew was safe.
Turns out, it wasn't so safe.
I cried for them. Every night and every day. For months.
The storm that took them never brought them home.
I couldn't live on without them... but I couldn't end my life either, not while I still harboured the tiniest hope that they would return.
And so I waited. For years. I lurked the waters, barely a shadow of a thought.
Until I became what I am now, barely distinguishable from the water that surrounds me.
I'm still waiting though. I always will be.