The beaches here are white, as white
as the beaches of my childhood.
I've traveled far to find these sands:
there's no return to childhood's shore.
The sweet sugar sand has washed away
into the Gulf of Memory.
Stephen Brooke ©2011
A little sijo-like piece -- the phrase 'sugar sand' (describing the fine white sand found on many Gulf beaches) came to my mind and I decided to write something using it. The first thought was a song and there may still be one eventually.