newt day

as a child

finger drawings on each other's backs

hair designs left in the bath

gymnastics in the grass

gymnastics in the water

writing songs, recording on tape deck and asking your friends to play along

fireplace fires while the sky turned to showers

the eastern newt races after the rain

crystal hunts when the sun finally came

as a child 

walked along the forest floors

gazed at mushrooms forms and tree limbs that stretched to the heavens

while at play the deer, wolf, mountain lion, bear, fox, rabbit, skunk, butterflies, dragonflies, frogs and toads bounced about in morning dew

- catté