Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Days

every sunny day we go
sunscreen slicked, sprayed and slathered on
lunches packed and sippy cups full
bags stuffed with swim diapers, towels, toys
we wait for baby to wake up
and we head out
windows down and we play the music loud
we spot the jefferson, the pentagon, the air force memorial
we spot helicopters, airplanes, boats
we get there when the doors open
and we swiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim
until the sun is high, high
legs swinging from picnic benches, we eat
head back to the baby pool for more
lifeguard scans the pool in a figure 8
and we throw balls, pour water, float on backs
until somebody shivers or cries
dry clothes and we're on our way
quick stop for a frozen drink to share
chatter and goldfish the whole way home
deep, late, long naps filling the afternoon
i want to remember
these happy days of summer


BettieBoyd said...

Your little group is a poem in itself!

aunt betty said...

I want to go!

Wanting What I Have said...

Beautifully written. You make me smile!

Rebekah said...

Mmm hmmm...

summer, we love you.