I remember the beach
Golden sand under our feet
Blue sea ahead of us
And the sun slowly setting
Turning the sky pink

I remember looking for sea shells
Finding the prettiest ones
And bringing them back to you
So we could make necklaces
Which you wore around your neck

I remember the doll house
Which I was not allowed to touch
But would stare at
In wonder for what it was
In wonder for what it meant

I remember the quilts
The towels and the coat hangers
Each embroidered just for me
Personalised to my name
And a gift from the heart

I remember the drive home
From your house
Sitting in the backseat with my cousin
Itching and scratching
From the chicken pox we shared

I remember the house
the backyard and the cabinets we could not touch
the smell of fresh bread
constantly lingering
making me feel at home

It is in these memories
that we remember you
It is in these memories
that we remember your life
And it is is in these memories
that you live on