Summertime in the City
by Catherine Waddell, grade 7
no homework, you can do whatever
you want. Summer feels like an icy water balloon
exploding when you catch it.
The smell of summer is heat
and flowers and chlorine.
The taste of summer is ice cream
on a hot day, or fresh juicy watermelon
on the 4th of July.
Summer sounds like waves
on the Oregon coast, crashing to shore.
Three cups of love,
two teaspoons of rules,
90 degrees of heat,
two new swimsuits, and
four tubs of piled-high ice cream