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What I Learned From the Ocean

ocean view at sunset

Liquid, flowing words
move in and out like waves
you can choose to coast, or ride
I do both.
Sometimes the water pulls
like the moon with the shore–
I slip like sand
but sometimes I run flush into the waves,
they push into my body
break to white foam
water hits water, cascading
and for a moment,
like when my pen glides across paper
liquid, flowing words–
I am strong.

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Marisa Donnelly, M.Ed., is a writer/editor, credentialed teacher, proud bonus mama, and CEO of Be A Light Collective, a coaching and content creation business and digital marketplace. She is the Director of Donnelly’s Daily Apple, a flexible learning/tutoring and educational resource platform, and the lead voice for Momish Moments and Step by Step Parents, verticals dedicated to sharing and advocating for non-traditional parenting journeys. Marisa currently resides in San Diego, California, with her fiancé, kiddo, and their two rambunctious Pitbulls. ❤️

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