outside again

a clear and shiny plastic cup
sits upon my countertop
full of dirt and secret seed
I cannot say what bloom will be
and also worms reside in jars
with lid holes poked like pin size stars
on tables meant for mug and book
that now embrace an earthy look
muddy shoes and upturned pails
line the porch in aimless trails
and fingerprints on windows smudge
some snot, some blood, a spot of fudge
outside again has just begun
its not yet June’s first summer’s sun
already grass has stained each knee
a spring green stamp as entry fee
to prime exploring and fertile play
and sweet free hours to spend our way


As soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near. Luke 21:30

This is what the Lord God showed me: behold, a basket of summer fruit. Amos 8:1

image: watercolor by Louise van Terheijden

4 thoughts on “outside again

  1. You are RIGHT, Emily, I LOVE this.

    Thank you 🍃🌿🍃🌿💚❌⭕️Rachel

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Love how you use words to give a sensory picture of this glorious time of year and how with young children in the mix it’s a beauteous array esp. of the earthy and messy in life.

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