Category Archives: Summer

The Summer Treat

There’s sweat above my lip
That drips upon my tongue
My hair is sticking to my skin
And everything feels undone

My mom said to turn off TV
But what else can we do
The neighbors pool is fenced and locked
They fled to look for cool

I cannot play outside for long
Without melting in this heat
Shade from our tree is taken
By Great Aunt Bernadette

She sits and waves her fan
Back and forth before her face
She gave us candy in a bag
From a very special place

The heat and the humidity
I am truly sad to say
Made one gigantic glob of it
That we had to throw away

I cannot even go barefoot
Into our box of sand
It burns between my toes
And clings where I can’t stand

Dad said that after dinner
We would visit our favorite shop
Til then I will simply have to dream
Of how great it will be to stop

And look at all those flavors
In line waiting for our treats
With all the people just like me
On ice-cream soon will feast

Midsummer Sunshine

Dreams on a midsummer’s day
Will warm us, snuggling us
In its comfort when winter’s night
And the grey cold descends
When the chill goes deep
Our hearts and souls in need
Of strength to trudge through
One more stark icy day
Born on these days
When flowers thrive and every
Day is colored vibrant in
Possibility of what may be seen next
You bring to us the year long
All that can be accomplished
If we simply recall your rays
Reaching forward to find your light