It was very hot,
The mind-blowing-pineapple-pool still waiting,
So, I turned on the sprinkler
Used long ago for new grass.
It was no frills,
The water gently flowing,
The new-experience-excitement still building,
So, I too put on my suit,
Used long ago for swimming pools.
It dredged memories
The long, boring summers,
The endless, hot-humid, nothing-to-do-days,
Used sprinklers (and fire hydrants)
For peek entertainment.
It was a reminder
That overlooked activities
(Sprinklers, drive in movies, puzzles, reading)
During this pandemic-slowed-summer-avoiding-crowds
Might be recycled
For this summer,
Perhaps, for the future.