there's a feeling
when summer feels as though it's just begun
because the big things are behind us....
and it's time to relax.
the feeling when nothing else matters but the water
and the sand
and your friends.
it just feels good to throw someone overboard
and be able to laugh about it.
and not having anything else to worry about......
like getting pink dresses
and what you catch on your line makes no difference at all
siblings see things from the same perspective
and we make new buddies over the catch of the day
and life seems like one-big-splashy-ride
when winning isn't important for the first time
and being buried is actually freeing and satisfying
and then the sun goes down,
but not without pizzazz
and friends are still around
then the next day....
you do it all over again
with a smile.