Carefree summers

Untamed

 Bleach blond hair

   Pigtails, ponytails, braids

    Brown eyes, bold smiles

     Flip-flops, tank tops, Shorts

      Screaming, laughing, whispering

 

     Running, skipping, climbing

    Barefoot

   Concrete burning feet

  Calluses form

 

 Bright sun, cotton candy clouds

Street shaded with trees

 Parks, slides, playgrounds

 

  Jump rope, hopscotch, tag

   Beanie babies, Polly pockets

    Building forts

 

     Fresh cut grass, itchy skin

      Pollen allergies, watery eyes, sneezes

       Playing with the hose, running through the sprinklers

 

     Swimming pools

    Sun tanned skin

   Swimsuits

  Sunscreen, aloe vera

 

Dad’s music

 Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows, Train

  Cleaning house, Windex permeates about

 

   Ice cream truck jingles down street

    Popsicles

     Sticky face, hands, everywhere

      Lemonade stand

    Fresh fruit off trees

  Barbeque

 

Boy, do I miss you…

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