She glided alongside, at times touching. Their swimming strokes synchronized. Water splashing faces. Until she dived deeper and disappeared.
Spectators gathered at the beach to view the sunset. She could’ve arrived with the high tide, rest atop white sand.
She, the highlight of his ordinary day. A natural beauty. One of a limited number of endangered sea turtles left in the world.
Her image faded with the day that was. Darkness encroached, setting his memory aside.
Replacing it with night.