Lying sunward, eyes closed.
Lemon juice, Herbal Essence,
Burgers, fries, Fresca,
Baby oil, Flex Shampoo, whispered secrets,
Warm beach towels, baking bodies,
Drift to sleep….
Summers were predictable and soothing. Our mothers watched us as young children, we were on our own as soon as we could swim the length of the olympic sized pool. We met at 10:00 am and left around 3:00 pm, after “prime tanning” time was over. We trained as lifeguards and worked there during the summers, still in our bikinis, calves white from sitting in the chairs – “lifeguard tan.” 30, 40 years later, we all cringe when we hear the game of “MP” shouted by the next generation of children. At least we can legally drink the gin and tonics now. And the kids have sunscreen. 😉
This is dedicated to CEC, JB, LF, KF, MK – and our many summers of secret whispers. And the guys RW, RE, BS, DS, GF- what did you think we were whispering about?
This week’s challenge – “Summer” in 33 words. I flew back a few years and had a nice visit with some wonderful friends 🙂
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