This morning as we made our way to the car,
stepped into the sunny garden,
the sound of the sea rushing and booming on the beach,
the smell of salt and negative ions swirling around us,
assaulting us, tempting us.
And as I drove out I had such an urge to turn left instead of right,
to head for the beach,
ignore the classroom.
So after school we did just that.
And though there was a brisk and biting wind,
and no one got in to swim,
We had a picnic and friends and sun.
Summer has begun.