She knew I was in love with the beach,
so she changed her last name to Sand.
We held hands as our feet created memories where we’d stand.
We built our castle with the intention of
allowing our walls to collapse for one another.
As each wave crashed,
a new piece of ourselves washed to shore from our past,
But the debris gave me five reasons to believe we could last.
I didn’t need burgers and fries
to know that the five guys
you’ve been with were simply practice for when you met me.
You understood that the end never justified the means.
Although our love felt timeless
you haven’t wasted time since
we first met.
Not only could you see through my militant exterior,
But you never made me feel inferior
for showing emotions that some say,
make me less of a man.
The remnants on my bed sheets give me flashbacks
of when you let me have
all of you.
You wished that Netflix had more shows to explain how a kid from
just happened to spend most of his days.
Yes, You loved the Fresh Prince of
You made it easy to give you the five reasons
in four minutes of how there are
more than three ways 2 love some-one.
We never accounted for the high tide that would come after the
The water erased the footprints we left, and our castle walls started to fall for new people when they approached our door step.
They say life isn’t fair,
And I can finally agree with that.
Because you tore my face out of our pictures,
So now I really know what it feels like to get ripped off.
And the next time I think to bring Sand to the beach
Because my beach is better,
I’ll understand that nothing
really lasts forever.
By Tevin J. Reese