This year there was no money for expensive gifts
laser tag, bowling or skating. 

Just a mowed yard, carboard box forts, sweaty friends
and water balloons

Pop was swilled, pizza gobbled, watermelon strewn
cheap red cupcake frosting battle wounds

mosquitos moved in to liven it up
and eventually fireflies

Some tears, there are always tears
laughter, making up
a half hazy moon hung in the sky

A perfect slice of life