I must memorize the sounds
of the rhythmic, crashing waves
I need to hold on to the touch
of the wind caressing my cheek
and the sun warming my skin.
I must remember the joy and happiness
I see when I gaze into your hazel eyes
and notice in your light steps.
I must capture the majestic view
of blue-green waves speckled with white foam
reaching for golden sand.
I need to bottle this incredible day
as a perfect, beautiful reminder
of life as it can be.