sitting on the beach
down the south channel
on a breezy, sunny July afternoon
feeling free and easy as the sand poured through
our fingers and toes
and the seagulls swooped over the water
in search of lunch
and two little girls built sand castles
out of the same ‘blue yonder’ that
brought the birds and their
came an unexpected picture….
“Do you want to go to a baseball game tonight?”
“How would we do that?” came the ultra-mature inquiry
from the pre-teen…..
‘make and pack some sandwiches and drive to the
game….and then return here’….
“Why not?” she responded….
and after the game, walking past the
Heidelberg carillon bells in the dark of near-midnight,
The words, “We could never have done this with Mom!”