Endless days of adventure and discovery
and slow easy mornings.
It is salty-tinged mermaid days
and firefly nights;
catching them in a jar
only to release them
a bright torch
in the evening air.
Lazy days laying on a blanket
surrounded by the verdant green
of lawn and leaves
watching swiftly moving clouds take shape
as birds practice their calls
and insects whirr about flowers.
It is picking plump raspberries from the vine
and having more wind up in your mouth
than in the bowl.
Cotton candy at a baseball game
sticky goodness and broad smiles
and it is the velvety darkness of a summer night
the moment before slumber takes me
as I lay listening
to the sound of crickets
performing their nocturnal symphony.
Photograph taken by SirenSong1208