I tried to explain my position but
There were other things to consider.
When it was time to leave it was sudden.
In the water swimming hard and fast along with Margaux.
No sun, just a misty gray light of the expanse.
Dark waves and dark sky.
And in between the bears and fish and dolphins
We paddled breathlessly.
The efforts brought us to the shore
And then I remembered I had thrown my bag
Into the sea to lighten the load and
(Of course) there was no way it could be found now.
The list of all my cards, the tally of money.
But we had still accomplished something.