A Child In Summer

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



About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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