Holiday Weekend

The morning’s dew hung heavy at the river edge

The sun at least an hour away from rising to warm the bones

Coleman’s mantle lit the bank and warmed the hands

Dressed in layers we were able to warm ourselves while setting up camp

We brought kindling and the first small logs to ready the fire

While I walked along the bank collecting more for the fire

Being thirteen I was an old hand at getting ready

To put the first worm baited pole in the water

© 2011 Michael Yost

Good times on the Holiday weekends like the 4th of July are

Some of my fondest memories of summer.

8 responses to “Holiday Weekend

  1. Brilliantly written poem which is easy to visualise.


  2. I could really picture this. You know I have never been camping, its definitely on my lists of things to do


  3. moondustwriter

    Happy 4th by the river


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