How is your summer going? Ours continues to invite us to new possibilities and help us revisit others we haven’t tried in a while because its been impossible to be out in public places. It’s challenging to convey this loosening we are experiencing. We get used to sitting in one place; we get good at what we practice. It takes some effort to wedge that rock out of the ground and start it rolling down the hill again. If these moments look terribly simple to you, to us they are simply fabulous, with just a little bit of terrible once in a while to keep us on our toes – not everything goes to plan. But more often these days…
Cool happens in sunglasses; brother lets sister bask in his brightness.
Even Big Screen projection can’t imagine the possibilities!
Since the theatre worked, we tried church and slipped out before the preaching.
(All that moss is falling off
Our rocks have started rollin’)
The Summer in Sentences so far
I took your picture; you took mine. Then a turtle – Summer! – the first day!
(No need to mention Walmart.
Nobody thinks that’s much fun.)
Toys R Us: museum of the mature, fun house of the child at heart.
Dad, curious about what he was missing, followed us like pond ducks.
Canada Day: too hustling-bustling. We reversed momentum.
No! I won’t go! she said, using her body punctuation – two stomps.
(So you don’t have to wonder
where we are on harder days )
Before it gets hot, let’s find our spot – walk, and hope for dogs on leashes
© 2017 – Laurel Archer
Summer Sentences is a writing project using Allen Ginsberg’s American Sentences Poetic form — one line of poetry containing 17 syllables, an adaptation of the Haiku. The project is an expression of our mother-daughter outings through the summer. It may not show now (or ever) and we may not be brave enough to display our failed outings, but all this takes some courage for both of us. The goal is to be out of the house, hanging out together and enjoying some places in and around our home.