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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
And so much that is restorative…
To the human spirit…
Speak to you on July 4th.