I would take the way the sun shines through my dad’s fresh garden peas.
Then I’d grab the smell of green grass and the sky a vivid blue
I’d leave behind misquotes and I’d forget my shoes.
I’d be sure grab a baseball and the sprinklers for the kids.
Then I’d saddle up the horses and put the cattle out to graze
because I need my ponies ready at the end of long, hot days.
We’ve talked about this summer, how you come and go too fast
and I’d like to find a way to hold on tight and make it last.
So summer, I have warned you that I might just catch your light
and keep you by my bedside for those long December nights.