I can feel the tide coming in,

It's tickling my toes,

It's grazing my knees,

Seduction, I know.

My judgement hazes,

I take a step in.

I can feel the tide coming in,

It's up to my waist,

It splashes my face,

I let it intoxicate me,

Though I know better.

I can feel the tide coming in,

It's in over my head,

I can no longer breathe,

Yet serenity consumes me,

My heart no longer clenches,

I am at peace.

I can feel the tide coming in,

I keep searching for faces,

All I can hear are voices,

Looking, watching, waiting for me.

I can't feel the tide coming in,

By the time you find me I'll be long gone,

Just a memory of what's long since past,

I am part of the ocean.

I can feel the tide coming in,

It pulls me ashore,

I open my eyes,

And see yours filled with concern.

How did you find me?

Everyone else did leave.

Why did you keep looking,

Didn't you feel the hope leave me?

I can't feel the tide coming in,

All I feel is your arms around me.