Has anyone seen my summer? It was here just yesterday.

I swear, I took good care of it.

I might have taken my eyes off of it, just for a moment, to look at a sunset.

I did forget to hold it tightly on the water slide, but we were going so fast.

It could have slipped away that day at the beach, the one that lasted till it was too dark to swim.

Or maybe it disappeared when we were at the amusement park.  The kids promise they didn’t lose it on the teacups.

It’s possible it escaped when we were napping on the sun porch yesterday.  I only dozed off for a second, but when I woke, it was gone.

I miss it, and I want it back. If you find it, would you please return it to me?

Liz Michalski


  1. vaughnroycroft on August 28, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Same here. There is something so bittersweet about this time of year around here. One day our neighborhood is bustling with kids on bikes, parents walking with beach towels slung over their necks, the smell of barbecue in the air, the next, silence. I both miss the bustle and relish the quiet. Lovely post, Liz!

    • liz on August 28, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      Thanks, Vaughn. I hope you use the quiet to get a lot of revising done!

  2. Jan O'Hara (Tartitude) on August 28, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I love the fall. It’s my favorite season. But those pictures harken back to the olden days of my childhood when we spent most every vacation day by the water, then again when my daughter was little. Good times.

    • liz on August 29, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Fall always leaves me melancholy, Jan, although it definitely is a more productive time for me. I hope everyone at your house has a safe and healthy school year.

  3. Rick Wilcox on August 28, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Come to Texas darlin. We only have two seasons: Summer’s coming and summer’s here.

    • liz on August 29, 2012 at 11:30 am

      Hmmm. Does that translate in Yankee speak as ‘hot’ and ‘hotter’?

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