amorphous grains of quartz piled high,
together further degrading,
tiny magic gems.
halite sprinkled in,
like glue to hold together the earth.
mats of wet spongy earth,
hardened under the pressure of bare toes.
waves lap at the grounds crumbly perfection,
silica and feldspar stand boldly
against an ocean of slow cooling crystals.
the building blocks of castles.