Sand Castles

Written by Danielle E. Pasqua

Published in the Denver Weekly May 8-14 2015

Sand Castle

A kingdom near the ocean

Built by children at play

A fortress made of sand

Combined with water to make clay

There are many of these nations

On each and every beach

Only to stay put for a moment

Until it washes out to sea

I remember as a child myself

Making a sand castle by the shore

My construction was complete

But then it began to pour

So everytime I’m in a gift shop

And see the replica of a sand castle in color

I begin to dream of its majestic world

And how I would love to build another

But now I must leave those memories behind

And know that my love of sand castles will never die