When we were children,
especially young children,
The heat was rarely noticed.
Running in a field, throwing stones in the river,
or wading up a wooded creek flipping rocks and catching salamanders.
We did those things randomly,
There were no calendars,
but somehow ever day was filled with activity -
and everyday moved slowly
allowing us to fit in enumerable accomplishments.
Now I'm told,
if I want to play golf,
I cannot do it spontaneously,
I have to play it on purpose
scheduled at least a week in advance.
Recreation is best if it is on an itinerary
with multiple other commitments.
It must be rationed
with regularity -
part of a strict regimen.
That's what I'm told.
We looked forward to summers
when we were young,
I'm looking forward to summer again.
I want to watch the children play.
See if I can learn something.