Last Day of our Trip

It came up out of nowhere. The tall umbrellas, once far from the shoreline, were now nestled in water. The boat headed out had been beaten back, unable to mount it. Specks looking like ants were submerged then reappeared with screams and shouts of laughter. Eighty yards out was covered with white rushing foam as the [...]

I Love You Because

I remember that his hand was still warm as I watched my father take it into his own, wrapping it—warmth against warmth. Sometimes that’s all we can do is hold on…   And I remember now, the bird with the yellow crown—like the yellow cap my brother wore—which sat in the rocks by the sea. [...]