You and me are going to hang out for the duration!
I got a new book at the library today when my flat tire was getting fixed next door.
I bought more sunscreen.
I am keeping my promise and won’t vacuum until the fall!
I want to continue to be awakened by birds playing tag at my feeders and serenaded by cicadas in the trees when I go to bed.
I am still eating cherries, reminiscing about when dad would climb the trees and throw them down on the grass for us to pick up in buckets when we were young.
I have beach towels still drying on the deck and flip flops gathered at the door.
I won’t make the kids go to bed.
I will take that extra walk in the sunshine, barefoot– just because.
I will go several more times to the beach and watch the waves come in and go out.
I will smell BBQ’s and chlorine, and bug spray until the end.
I will gladly stub my toe, because every summer everyone has to do it at least once and I haven’t stubbed mine yet.
I want to hold tight to you, summer.
I am not ready for another school year to begin.
I am not ready to let you go…
Please stay a little bit longer.