Sandcastles By Christine Swiderski



Waves tease the shore

Dampness licks the castle

taunting it's corners

pulling at the foundation


in a moment the wind picks up

waves push harder

In a splash

the first wall tumbles

leaving a skeleton wall

A child lunges forward

giving the wall a kick

obliterating the remains

Squeals of laughter

Brings out the pails

Building more walls

Only to watch the walls tumble.

A child's game