Bright busyness, hot on your face and arms and all over.
Sun smiling early on brown earth as singing birds welcome newness of day.
Children uncurling from rest with morning light, running down stairways, to meet days’ joy. Breakfasts and giggles filling the mouth, then chores, and outside to taste and see.
Swooshing swings, flying hair, sparkling eyes, sandy feet - summer’s song.
Splashing in wet to cool warm skin.
Running until air comes fast and hard on the lungs. Tagging neighbor girls and running to base, eyes wide with life.
Fireflies teasing their way through the air. Chubby hands cupping blinking light, glowing the face with delighted wonder.
Summer joys, basking in fullness.