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SUMMER


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Is summer a magical season?

Its longer days and sun-filled sky…

A time for relaxation upon us…

What would a child say about summer?

I can run wild and free…

And celebrate the glory of being me…

When I ask my inner child,

There was glee having the summer to ‘be.’

I remember a 2-month vacation from school,

Trips to Alley Pond Park,

And Rockaway Beach with my family…

My mother and grandmother would cook.

To the beach, I didn’t take a book.

Into the water we went

Tumbling with the waves we spent

Ourselves to develop hunger

For a delicious Italian menu…

Yes, sitting in the sand eating Chicken Cacciatore.

Oh, simple summer.

Scenes of delight dance through my mind:

Water, food, family, and friends we find.

Now, I search for the simple, basic

Which is the most pleasing.

Even though I don’t currently swim,

The ease of summer has the sun gently touch my skin.

(Oh I use sunscreen…)

Less work and more play…

I will ponder with this seasonal repose,

An opportunity to stay close

To nature…

And so much that is restorative…

To the human spirit…

Speak to you on July 4th.

Warmly,

Linda


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