Written for: dVerse Poets Pub - Haibun Monday: Summer
(posted by Frank J. Tassone)
"Let’s join in the celebration of Summer! Write a haibun that alludes to this hottest of seasons."
When I think of Summer, I am apt to go back many years
to childhood. School's out, ice cream truck's in. In play areas–
scattered about the projects–a shower sprinkler
was installed. Kids loved it. On brutally hot days, we would run
in and out of the sprinkler, squealing with cold delight.
In a local pool, we swam until lips blued and chattered. Dad
taught all the kids to swim. Some days a large crowd from
our building would pack up, and drive out to Vally Stream
for a picnic. Toast my marshmallows until they are black!
log spread across lake
bunch of scaredy cats on shore
tip-toed walk to cross
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