We Were Lively

We were langoruous,
wasting the day in backyard
kiddy pools,
heat pounding.
Breathless,
from popsicle kisses,
meshing opaline juices,
sticky… on… summer sidewalks.
Torturous to walk
barefoot,
but
we raced
barefoot
to the end of the block.
We were lively.

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