summer

Sunset of Summer

Hushed is the seaside.

There is a chill in the air.

One last time I dig

My toes deep into the sand

As the sun sets on summer.

 

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School’s Out!

Balloons filled with water
Instead of air.
Family trips to
The county fair.
Take your best friend
To the park.
Your curfew is now
Just before dark.
Hit the beach,
Splash in its shores.
Start a campfire,
Roast some smores.
Take a boat to
Your fishing spot.
Eat a popsicle when
It gets too hot.
Go on a road trip,
See all the sights.
Witness billions of stars
On clear summer nights.
Take in a parade
On the 4th of July.
Grab a kite
And let it fly.
Explore your world
On a bike,
Or find a trail
And take a hike.
Run through a sprinkler
Laugh as you play.
Read a book
On a rainy day.
Squirt gun attack ~
Dive in the pool!
Hooray today is
The last day of school!

 

 

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Verge of Summer

Tomorrow I will disappear into the woods for a few days. Where I am going, cell phones don’t work. Internet is a luxury. Instead of the lights of towering buildings and racing cars, we will gaze upon the twinkling lights of a billion stars. I’m going to paddle a kayak instead of drive a car. I’ll absorb sunshine like a solar panel. The drinks will be cold and come in bright colors. The food will come off the grill instead of out of the oven. This weekend is the first of our summer cottage weekends. It would be absolutely perfect if my oldest could be there too. Sadly, he has to work.

I wrote this in honor of the upcoming weekend, and the beautiful summer that will follow…

Campfires
Umpires
Parade clowns
Resort towns
Mosquito, mayfly
The Fourth of July
Long walks
Beanstalks
No school
Swimming pool
Warm nights
Squeals of delight
Speed boat
Beach tote
Firework show
Suntan glow
Run free
Climb a tree
Squirt gun
Hot dog bun
Swimwear
County fair
Summer night dream
And ICE CREAM!