how to know it’s june.

June 4, 2018

strawberry plant | reading my tea leavesOn wrought iron fence posts, roses. 

From nowhere, humidity.

In windows, air conditioners.

Stretched over bellies, rash guards. 

On little brown feet, starts of tan lines.

On strawberry plants, pale pink.strawberry plant | reading my tea leaves

On noses, sunscreen.

On ankles, bug spray.

In backyards, chainsaws.

Curbside, moving trucks.

From car stereos, bass.strawberry plant | reading my tea leaves

After dinner, ice creams.

Before dinner, ice creams.

On necks, sweaty curls.

Parkside, ice cream trucks.

On the sidewalk, sprinkles.

At bedtime, wide eyes.

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8 Comments

  • Reply Katie June 4, 2018 at 8:38 am

    Love this.

  • Reply Katie G. June 4, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Yes to those sweet, sweaty toddler curls.

  • Reply Lena Mon June 4, 2018 at 11:07 am

    You have captured June perfectly!

  • Reply Mickey June 4, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    On my mind, fruity popsicles.

    Slapping my forehead, because of mosquitoes.

    P.S. Your posts would work so well as a calendar.

  • Reply Jimena June 4, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Erin, I love these series and hope to see it turned into a book (a poetry one?) some day.
    (You make me feel almost like starting a blog myself, just to see this kind of magic happening!)

  • Reply Andrea June 4, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    So beautiful, and amazing pictures!

  • Reply Taylor Norris June 5, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    I really love these!

  • Reply Colleen Wisniewski June 6, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    The essence of June. I love these pictures. I love seeing the world in bloom again.

    XOXO colleen

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