Toes, Grass, Chalk

Toes of a small girl

Feet tender and soft

Wiggling in the jet

Of the swimming pool


Walking across the yard

Early in the morning

Grass wet with dew

Tickles her arches


Chalk on the driveway

Bright colors and drawings

Dusty fingers and faces

Washed away by summer showers

One thought on “Toes, Grass, Chalk

  1. A very tender, and descriptive poem. Easy to relate to. I especially love the up-close image of the toes in the first stanza, and how the poem ends with an image of childhood’s impermanence — chalk drawings being washed away.

    Excellent title, too! (I think titles are hard to do.)

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