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A Lost Sole (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo

[Author’s Note: I have several fond childhood memories connected with beaches. How about you?]

I remember. ..

I went to the beach
  when the tide was high and
   the reefs tugged at my sandals

The sand squeezed 
  between my toes
    in calm invitation

We chose to play 
   a fond and simple game 
      of everlasting memory

Ten years have passed 
   since I gave my sole
      to that distant place

I hope it remembers me…

Illustration by Jesus Salvador Jacobo Jr.

7 thoughts on “A Lost Sole (A Poem)

  1. I could feel the nostalgia through this one. I particularly liked the ending where you wonder if the beach remembers you, too. Great question.

    Growing up, I lived close to the mountains and away from any seas, The beach always meant vacation. So, whenever I need to go and relax, a beach is one of my go-to’s.

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    1. Haha, I’m pretty much in the same situation. Any beaches are a bit of a drive away, so going there tends to be a pleasant, whole day affair. Maybe that’s part of their wonder, though–the effort taken to reach one made it even more important to rest and enjoy being there to the fullest.

      I hope you get to enjoy a beach day soon!

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