free verse, poetry

Summer reminds me of my youth;
chasing fireflies,
being fearless,
picking up insects,
turning over rocks,
playing in the dirt
Blissfully ignorant

Ocean water dances on my body,
heat radiates off the concrete,
jungle gyms and sprinklers are my best friends

Time flies and I’m awash with nostalgia
I’ve lived a life already
childhood seems so far removed
Resurrect the inner child

Oh, and there were days –
longing to be one of the grown-ups –
what a trivial pursuit

Now I’ve reached adulthood;
thoughts consumed by new longings
to a simpler time
How do I feed and nourish the girl I once was,
the girl who still lives.

Pic taken by me at Coney Island, New York