In the warm morning air I walked along the beach. My footsteps the only ones visible after the previous night’s storm. Kicking through seaweed and the empty shells of horseshoe crabs I let my mind wander back to you. It was here we built our love on a foundation of sand, ignoring the risks. We’d lay in sunshine as it darkened our skin and tingled our noses. At sunset, when night devoured the day, we made love under a moonlit, starry sky. Our promises were made to be broken. Time stood still as we built sandcastles dedicated to a summer love that neither of us wanted to end. Inevitably it did and we went our separate ways.
So long ago but in space in time I sit thousands of feet above the sea and I am still able to conjure an image of you.
Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Merril is hosting Prosery Monday at D’Verse and has prompted us to write a piece of flash fiction or non-fiction that includes the following line: “In space in time I sit thousands of feet above the sea” From May Sarton, “Meditation in Sunlight” Prosery is to be no more that 144 words excluding the title.