I am older than the sea.
You hardly see me but I can bury you alive.
I can destroy everything you build. I defeat water and air.
Some will never touch me.
Others, I am inside their most treasured memories.
I have held lovers in my arms;
I have stripped flesh from bones;
I have erased all trace of you anywhere.
I have listened to you question the meaning of your life.
I have caressed your babies’ feet. They delight in me.
I have been sold across the world.
I have been cursed for being places I shouldn’t.
I am everywhere.
I am easily forgotten.
I am not given enough credit.
What am I?