Bare trees Leafless Crisp air, dry grass, chapped lips Wardrobes changed out Shorts for sweaters Broken plastic baby pool discarded on trash day Dusk comes early Couch throws Warming hands with a cup of tea Pumpkin-spiced everything School books starting to wear Can’t get the stain out of the uniform Brown-bagged lunches on repeat Pumpkins, spiderwebs, and tombstones appear Dark images of ghosts, death Goosebumps prickle The sound of crows **Created for Kidlit Fall Writing Frenzy
“Quietly accept the unknown.” These words from the I Ching speak volumes about the college application experience. As a college counselor and yoga teacher, I often think about “yoga mat” philosophies that I can bring from the studio to the counseling office. Check out this article I wrote for Viewpoint’s Magazine.
“Ahhh…alone at last.
What a beautiful spring day.
The sun on my face, feet in the water.”
“This way everyone, this way…
Over here we have a lovely high-altitude salt water lake that may suit your needs.
Plenty of larva, small insects, algae, and shrimp for the most discerning palettes.
While it gets a little cold at night, it’s a wonderful place to raise a family.”
“Um, excuse me.”
“Oh, sorry, didn’t see you there.”
“No problem, but you see, I was looking for a nice quiet place to get a little rest and relaxation. A spring break if you will.”
“Are we bothering you?”
“Well, there are quite a lot of you.”
“A flamboyance of flamingos, I’m afraid.”
“Do you think you will be long?”
“Just a few months.”
“You could join us. We are about to start the dance.”
“Dancing? I love dancing!”
“Well then, let’s go.”
**Created for Spring Fling: A Writing Contest. This entry earned Third Place!
I love to travel. Before I had my daughter I used to get “itchy feet” when I would feel like I had to get on a plane and go somewhere. Then I had my daughter, who is mostly rad when she is not having a full-blown threenagner tantrum. Now I would rather just stay home.