From Catch Up With Summer, 2015.
The children come into the library
straight from the pool next door
wearing their bathing suits
in a wave of chlorine and sunscreen lotion.
I feel their water-wrinkled fingertips
in my own.
Their flip-flops slap at their heels and
Such a summer was so long ago for me
maybe not at all
if I still know how a bathing suit feels
wet enough from a day at the pool
that I have to sit on a towel
in the car
on the way home.