The River Poem

I need to be in the water,

cheap Hawaiian Tropic Gold

kissing my sunbaked skin.

I need to be sipping supermarket Frozen Daiquiris while the radio plays summer songs.

I need to sleep in my lounge chair as children’s laughter fades in and out of my dreams.

Written for Yeah Write


7 responses

  1. Topical and tropical. Only a few months to go!

    1. I’m crossing my fingers for warmer weather. Made it through a blizzard so hopefully spring will come early.

  2. I like your use of the brand name to evoke a specific sensation.

    1. Thank you. My best friend and I used to live for tanning and the Hawaiian Tropic smell.

  3. Jennifer G. Knoblock

    Ah, summer! You took me there.

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