Turquoise pool invited splash! Spotting
teen-agers plunging off diving board,
I stretched zig-zag printed towel atop
chase, and lathered oil over limbs.
Radio tunes herald leisure. Tiny toddler
in polka-dotted bikini munched cheesy chips.
Baby brother floated in canopied tube;
young girl lost green goggles.
Settling, I pulled can from cooler,
as ice cubes rattled to bottom. Ah, cold
liquid soothed parched throat, while
sun's sultry radiance sizzled!
Sweating under hot rays, I rise for a dip.
Sunshine sparkling over water like
sprinkled diamonds, soft wind whisks.
Wrapped in summer's heat. . .
I dive into cool refreshment.
Marlene Million is a retired insurance secretary from her husband's business and grandmother of four. She has published two chapbooks and belongs to several writers’ groups. She had a poem on display at Indianapolis Arts Garden the month of February, 2013 and has been published in a variety of venues.