On Grandpa's Land

Spring water
cool enough to quench a thirst
earned from tireless play.  Sunburned, 
freckled cheeks rounded with
the thoughtful smile of a child fascinated
by insects hissing, languishing
in unstirred summer heat.

fringes of scented fauna
provide momentary relief. Small hands
streaked with evidence of discovery
capture a drink.

Inherited nose
crinkles as strategic plans unfold —
tomorrow is a promise.

Words by Kathy Boles-Turner
Photograph ©Sheila Creighton


  1. Childhood depicted so succinctly in a bubble.

  2. All beautiful all gone before we blink our eyes.

  3. Thank you for taking the time to enjoy and comment.


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