Saturday, February 26, 2011

Little Pink Surfboard

Sunlight dances like ballerinas
Off the facets of the sea
The breeze blows salt crystals
Which play through your long hair

Leave your footprints behind
On this smooth, white sand beach
The sea calls for you

Slice through those endless waves
On your little pink surfboard

*I wrote this poem, and had this little pink surfboard with Shiloh's name handmade for my husband, Andreas, for Valentine's Day this year. When I was pregnant with Shiloh, Andreas became an avid surfer and constantly talked about how he wanted to buy Shi a little pink surfboard when she was born so that they could go surfing together. He still thinks and talks about it, and probably will for the rest of our lives. As much as I wish I could bring Shi back, I can't give him the real thing, so I gave him the next best thing. When we move into a bigger place, we're going to have a dedicated area for all things Shiloh, and this board will hang over her photos and other memorabilia.


Annie said...

This is beautiful! What a perfect idea for a gift to remember her by.