as the blinding sun
washes over the beach
of my room
the dog finding its comfort in its ripples
me among the sand
the water is still today
its clean and clear
it doesn’t glitter with make-up
it isn’t littered with overdue homework
it just rests
the insults that where once implanted,
stuck in its sand have since washed away
leaving only the brightest of pearls
my greastest victories
posted on the wall with tape that seems to never wear away
no looming A’s or B’s
to remind me i’m close but not there yet
never the perfect straight A student
that always listens and always cares
but now the water is still, and it rests
and all that pressure has since washed away
in my ode to summer