Sand Castles

December 18, 2008
By Emily Folsom, Auburn, ME

We sat together
Building castles
In the sand
Our words of hope
Smoothed rough edges
While our hearts opened
Pouring forth
Insecurities of past
Eyes so understanding
Received my words
A smile so reassuring
Calmed my thoughts
In a fleeting moment
Our hearts became one
The darkened corners
Of our imperfect lives
Ceased to exist
But the tide grew closer
Kissed our toes
Brought waves
That threatened our fantasy
Words failed to come
When you stood to leave
My heart cried out
As you faded away
With my secrets in hand
I remained
Alone
Drowning in our words
As reality washed away
Not only our hopes
But our castles
Amidst the sand


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