My Favorite Things

starfish.
sand dollars.
the last summer (of you and me).
worn wood docks.
salty air.
flip-flops.
windows rolled down.
journals.
stories.
chocolate.
library books.
styrofoam cups.
dusty, spider-webbed radios.
pontoon rides.
bike trails.
bumble bees.
car-ride singing.
rain in the morning while sleeping.
cursive handwriting.
labradors.
mattie.
my small leather Bible.
roadside fields.
old barns.
horses.
my grandparents’ old house.
–>their old stables.
–>the watering hole behind their old studio.
sweaters.
the runway.
quiet time.
madeleine l’engle’s wisdom.
get-together’s.
starry nights.
the big dipper.
memories.
freedom from fear.
singer-songwriters.
warm, sunny days.
light breezes.
words.
writing.
fanning book pages back and forth in my hands.
–>especially, when they’re supple.
bare feet.
adventurous children.
clean teeth.
libraries.
emily’s mother after she’s taken her meds.
rivers
river phoenix.
the zoo.
the museum.
history.
perfume.
scents.
sense.
cents.
soft hands.
showers.
jet-ski’s.
jade’s shacky lake house
tanning close to large bodies of water.
oldies music.
the eagles.
acoustics.
the smell of new books.
daydreaming.
friends.
the girls.
keys.
smooth skin.
puppies.
babies.
kittens.
birds flying.
my organizer.
picture frames.
hopes.
wishes.
prayers.
pens, good pens.
savings.
the Footprints poem.
bookmarks.
sterling silver.
white gold.
diamonds.
rocky shores.
sandy shores.
dolphins.
sleep.
naps.
butterflies.
ladybugs.
dragonflies.
berry shrubs.
backyard woods.
trails.
flowers.
trees.
ponds.
snow.
sunshine.
trampolines.
swings, swing sets.
spinning in circles.
blowing dandelions.
rolling down hills.
running through sprinklers.
sliding down slides.
see-saws.
karaoke.
summer break.
lazy days.

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