The fine, cool sand grates the skin between our toes. The sun dwindles behind the dunes until the ocean is invisible and roars. Its needle spray pricks our lips. From behind us, a beam of light sweeps the black milk sky. Your hand is hot in mine. Salt on your tongue.

Later, in stolen moment during lunch break, Facebook ads suggest a lighthouse paperweight. Google Shopping offers an oversaturated print of ocean sunset. Sand dollar necklaces and sea glass earrings are handmade on Etsy. $5.99, $9.99, $34.50. Add to cart?