Remember when you were a kid
and nothing was so wonderful as time at the pool?
Remember the smell of chlorine and the fake
coconuts that was the scent of every sunscreen?
Remember the shrieks and splashes
and playing teacup and Marco Polo?
I love to play with my daughter in a pool.
But, when Sloane has a friend with her,
I usually spend my time in a lounge chair with a magazine.
Yesterday I got in the pool with the girls to play.
I'm not sure who was more delighted, me or them.
I am pretty sure, though, that the loudest shrieks were mine.