sometimes I think about
the moments that shape us
and define us

we don’t even know
it’s happening,
life’s tide slowly washes
against our sea swept coast
creating new lines

until one day we wake up
and realize we are different
than we were before,
life eroding each grain
that wasn’t meant to last

leaving us castles made
of the finest sands and
a shore ready to receive
the precious gifts of wild sea