We looked forward to it

Starting right after Christmas

Would the cold never end

What about the lazy days of summer

At the beach



And no school


Time passed

In those lazy days of summer

End of August

School began

We didn’t realize

We were growing

Growing all the time

We needed new shoes

New clothes

The old ones no longer fit


Everything was measured by school

First grade

And each grade there after

At last the doors opened

School was out

We tumbled into the yard

What next

More school

A job

The military


Summer would find a place of its own

The lazy days of summer

Would become weekends


June 29, 2018