Standing on the edge
Of now and then.
Was it sunny like today?
Will there be more days like that ahead?
Today people play, swim, and love
Not knowing the pain that lies beneath their feet.
Only focused on the tides, always changing,
Unaware of the memories etched in the grains of sand,
Observers of humanity’s trials, darkest moments and deepest joys for thousands of years.
But they too will eventually wash away.
Smiles with friends
In the waves with children
Late night walks and moonlit dips
Hands held as fireworks explode
A deep breath and a calming moment of knowing
A lifetime is a short time
It’s only a grain of sand.