I remember the laughter of children,
Racing under neon lights,
And the scent of nearby hydrangeas,
Permeating through the night.
I remember the taste of cotton candy,
Melting sugary sweet on my tongue,
And the apples swimming in caramel—
The carefree diet of being young.
I remember the view on top of the ferris wheel,
How time froze like under a spell,
I remember feeling untouchable in that moment,
And in that moment, all was well.
© Jade M. Wong
Written for summer poetry miracles, a prompt over on Instagram. Hope you guys like it! Also, happy August—am I the only one still in denial that we’ve already reached August this year?