fell into the pool we did

and came out dripping

drip drip water splattered on the concrete

and we shook our heads and

made it rain

we were late for the picnic

the hot dogs were on the grill

their sides were wet with grease when we came

and blackened on the edges from

being there too long

I liked the ashy food

I liked spearing sharp sticks into marshmallows

and watching them droop closer

to the fire as they melted

I liked the half clean dishes when we washed them

and drinking on the patio afterward

and half baked potatoes

by Cher Bibler