Built a man out of clay
Hopes and desires
The tide washed him away
I tried to use shells and rocks to keep him close
But into little bits of sand he melted away
I decided to become a homeowner then
And purchased a castle
Digging my hands deep into the earth to make a great mote
So crocodiles and tadpoles began to circle my homestead
And keep away all the slimy fish in the sea.
Just like for every good castle, I formed a huge wall
With piles of mud, shovels and all.
But the shore threatened more
So I strengthened the wall some more
And I added savings, retirement plans, a career I loved and even hobbies
To keep the water out.
I sat in the sand by the sea.
I kept handfuls of sand next to me.
I saw sea foam clumping between my toes.
Wondering where these two feet would someday go.