on summer...

On summer, and backyards and all things hot.   

On little wild legs and blonde ringlets and sweat and giggles and sillies.  

On slides and siblings and sand beneath little toes. 

And ignoring the thermostat as it pushes 110F with 100% humidity.  

And siblings discovering each other as playmates.

And the cold drink in my hand.  

And the slide, and the squeals, and the scream and the band aid.  

And the sweaty hug, and the little curls against my chest.

And the wiggle free and the laughter and the warm breeze.

And summer….