And We Stayed in the Sun – Poem

Because summer was fleeting
and we wanted to soak up every drop,

we fell asleep on lounge chairs 
and laid out for hours,

still managing to avoid getting our hair wet.
Our skin burned and turned colors

when we dug our fingers into it, 
proving even this innocent fun

had consequences. Outside all day,
turning pink and golden,

hair getting lighter, our heels
adjusting to the heat of the bricks

as we padded them over to the pool,
all we could do

was enjoy this moment while it lasted.

I hope you enjoyed this short piece. I absolutely CANNOT believe that summer is coming to an end. Hopefully you all have enjoyed the past few months. Please feel free to leave feedback and writing challenges in the comments! Stay safe and healthy out there.



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