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For Barbie - at Qualicum Beach

~~~ For Barbie ~~~
(At Qualicum Beach)

I remember children's laughter 
carried on the breeze.
I remember wading in ocean water,
barely to our knees.

We'd walk for what seemed like miles
on days when the tide was out
trying to find deeper water.
It was there, we had no doubt.

Soft sand between our toes,
dodging a crab or two.
Giggling and splashing in warm waves. 
That was me and you.

Those were magical days
and that beach still looks the same,
especially when the tide is out
and the ocean looks so tame.

When I smell the fresh ocean breeze
and it ruffles my graying hair,
I think back to those days 
and I wish we both were there.

22/08/2014 for Barbie's 59th birthday tomorrow



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