From the collection Catch Up With Summer, 2015.
Every Day In the Summer
Our feet in their flip-flops
are doing their best as we rush
down the hot sidewalk to the pool gate
sun lotion towels beach bags in hand
Get that towel off the ground it’s dragging in the dirt
and I hoist it over my shoulder.
We go inside the gate and find some chairs
and strip off our cover-ups running to the water
In we go and the water is cool and clear
the sunlight piercing through it
We sink ourselves and sit on the bottom
hair floating up and silvery bubbles rising
as we giggle