Summer Gives Me a Reason

Cooling off during a hot day in downtown Oklahoma CitySummer gives me a reason to walk barefoot, no laces to restrict me and no socks around my ankles suffocating my flesh.

Summer gives me a reason to wiggle my toes and feel the odd coolness of the grass between each one.

Summer gives me a reason to walk on the beach in the middle of the day pretending I can withstand the suffering and the pain of the wrath beneath my feet.

Summer gives me a reason
to dangle my feet in cool water
and flick it on someone if I feel tempted.

Summer gives me a reason
to lift my feet and relax in a hammock, or tip toe while I dance in the rain.

I may seem strangely untamed, perhaps somewhat insane, but summer gives me a reason.

Published by Susan McElhaney

I love my kids, NYC, writing, photography, movies, baseball and cream cheese. I am a mom and a wife. I have a bachelors degree in English and Journalism and a masters degree in School Counseling. For over 20 years, I have served as the Communications and Marketing Director at a trade school. I love travelling, and dreaming.

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