Summer is pool parties and barbeques
Socially distant or not
Watching shooting stars and fireworks
And being another year older.
Summer is sunkissed raspberries
Cherries, peaches, mint lemonade
And ice cream that drips unceremoniously down your sleeve.
Summer is puffy white clouds
Warm rains, cool breezes, and colorful sunsets
That splatter across the canvas of the sky.
Summer is oceans, lakes, and rivers
Diving for pearly white stones
And eating picnics with our feet in the water.
Summer is tank tops and ponytails
Tanlines, swimsuits, and sunscreen
And tye-dyeing T-shirts in the sun.
Summer is basketballs, dusty with gravel
Swimmimg contests, soccer at twilight,
And laughter-filled bike rides.
Summer is lazy mornings,
And countless other beautiful things.