... Summer returned,
for a day.
Mid afternoon they headed for the coast,
to make the most of a rare October day ...
... the short distance from home, a long way away.
Warmed, they read and watched.
They were joined by friends,
struggling with sudden loss and sadness.
They shared food and a sea air tonic.
The little ones played,
running wildly ...
... happily muddied and salt water washed.
Sunlight dimmed ...
fishermen dotted the shore, lighting beacons.
As day burned to night ...
... they were reluctant to leave,
unsure of when they will return.