I welcome all the goodness you bring
Bouquets of zinnias and ripe, red tomatoes and the sweetness of local corn
A garden full of pollinators, bees and butterflies flitting through our days
The prospect of watching my daughter become a wife
The privilege of traveling to new places and being open to unique experiences, the wonder of days where the sun disappears for only a few hours
The comfort of an annual family beach vacation
Warm nights with friends gathered under our pergola, building community
More frequent cool, crisp mornings with wide blue skies
And the waning days of summer.
August, I’d be okay if you stuck around for more than 31 days.