The First Day of Summer Vacation

a puff of perfume
a cloud
sandalwood vanilla
and sweet daydreams

My son points, “I see a bird.” And I find his talons,

Daughter chimes in, I see a boat.” And I find the hull,

The games we play
amidst broken waves,
their fingernails grasping
needful things.
Even on a beautiful day
there is scratching.

In the shade of pine trees
a playground
slick as apple slices
my red haired children
spread a blanket
fruitful grins
the first day of summer vacation.

© 2022 | K.Hartless


    • Thank you, Marion. I’m sure it will. Today we took the “stead” to the library for some reading candy and then explored the forests near our home. I must say, I am super lucky that I have two sidekicks to adventure with during these months.

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