Sand Castles

For the 21st Century

Kevin Hadsell

 

 

Our sand-castles sit along the beach

 

in sight of waves, cool and vast,

 

inching toward the shore.

 

We place a flag atop our turret made

 

of sand-speck and watch it

 

unfurling in the balmy sea-air.

 

 

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And we play among the clouds,

 

watching the shapes and kicking over other,

 

less impressive sand-castles

 

with flags now flapping down along the beach

 

like paper-trail, spinning staff over cloth

 

as the tide comes further up the shore––

 

 

 

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