Sand

In a grain of sand

“Let’s walk,” you told me.
So we went through the old and rocky avenues.
We spoke about the life
Of a grain of sand
And all of its journeys,
And all of the places it knows.

This is an excerpt of a poem from Grains of Sand. To read the full poem, you can download the book via Kindle or purchase the paperback from Amazon.

Grains of Sand
COPYRIGHT © 2016 by Colton Babladelis
Excerpt appears courtesy of Winter Goose Publishing

Beach in Grenada

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Day and night on the beach

IMGP9958A tide pool on Myrtle Beach, South Carolina throws off a reflection that’s unsure if it’s day or night.

Words carry your love

Words carry your love,
As they drift across an open sea
Of sand and worries
That were once hopes,
Scorched by the ages.
Your lips uncovered a tongue
Restless to make love
And ready to spill out
The racing thoughts
That contaminate
The sanctity of promises
Made to the sky
And sworn to things greater than ourselves

Turtles in Monterrico

Turtle mural

Turtle mural on the beach in Monterrico, Guatemala