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Ruakaka Beach

Ruakaka

Northland

Angela, 9

Sea salt floating in the air. The salty water is racing towards my feet. Colorful beach balls raining from the sky, like rainbow tears bouncing off a child's cheek. Boogie boards line up like cars waiting for the traffic lights to go green. The life guard, big and hairy, is like a gorilla growling at its babies. The sun is a flame moving across the sky.

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