i love summer


i love summer
early morning lake swims
with a swallow dragonfly or fisherman

first, to write lakeside
lemonaidsitting on my bench
coffee in hand
now the moment
to dive in

i love summer
ice and sweetness
lemonade a favorite
seasonal fruits banked
for the winter

bonfires in the backyard
neighbors smell the smoke
the unspoken invitation
settling in to relish the fire
wine s'mores friendships

i love summer
i say, "i'm working"
sneak away
sand in our suits
walk the shoreline
castles built to dissolve

sailboats bobbing
sails lagging others blowing crisp
on the water
celebrating summer

i love summer because it is.....summer