First Love (poem)

I think of you
the sun shines
close my eyes


you at my side
always young in memory
warm sand between our toes
building castles
hand in hand running into the waves

always laughing

I’d die to protect you
–  my brother

but you left first
now you remain
forever young

copyright © 2018 Karen Horsley

From Twitter: Realistic Poetry photo prompt


3 comments on “First Love (poem)”
  1. Em says:

    that last line …. wow

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Karen says:

      Love the power a last line can give a poem or short story.

      Liked by 2 people

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