Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hopscotch Streets

In the summers
I think of you
And the magic we strung
Like sparkling beads
Memories piling up
Like clay swirls into a saucer

We took plain days
That could've stayed gray
And splattered them
In a manner
More extraordinary
Than anything I've ever seen

Music circled our souls
In cavernous concert halls
With roaring orchestras
Or on your patchwork quilt
As we sat side by side
Singing old lullabies
Shimmering and
Faded like your
Soft, plaid shirts

We walked hopscotch streets
Not far from the ocean
Skipping over secret lawns
To dance together
Under church and steeple and
Lights that twinkled as
My heart was breathless
Never before have I experienced
Anything like
The night we walked
Quietly to your secret hideout
Warming our hands by
The crackly fire
Beneath salty sea air

I sang you the words
To my favorite song
And you smiled;
So comfortable were we
Side by side
I can't say that I've ever
Tasted the magic of summer
As fully as I did you with you,
With strawberry ice cream
With triangle watermelon
On sprawling lawns
Between art that whispered
At mysterious museums
You and me
On the hopscotch streets
A perfect picture,
Packed up in my
Dusty memory.


  1. I absolutely adore this poem. Its one of a kind (: just like you. <3 I actually met you before you are very sweet & thanks for being so welcoming :)

  2. I think this song can relate to it :)

  3. I have no idea how you perfectly capture such special moments in your life, even less how you capture moments I remember. Thank you so much for continuing to share your gift for words with the world. Your poems have been such an amazing force in my life.

  4. A perfect picture,
    packed up in my,
    dusty memory

    :) I love thisss

  5. Hi Katherine! I just randomly discovered y'alls group on a Youtube video the other day, I'm a 20 year old Catholic girl too and just wanted to let you know, it's so inspiring that you have such a strong faith! You are all great role models for young girls today!

    I like your poems a lot, I wish I could write poems this well! lol!

    God bless you :)

  6. OMG Kathy!! It's amazing, and I'm so in love with all your poems!! Your poems make me feel better and happier! THANK YOU VERY MUCH I LOVE YOU <3