Traveling, exploring, acquainting.
These things comprised my summer.
Expanding my horizons to new places
new people, new ideas, new eras
of my life
To have shared experiences of
campfires, songs, roasted marshmallows.
Volunteering, boating, rice eating
drinking, kissing, living.
To be able to return home to
a new university, a loving family,
new hopes for my future.
Reconnecting with old friends in new contexts,
laughter, excitement, craziness,
my sister's wittiness
To think that all this is now a part of me
and those who I shared it with.
Now that's a beautiful thought.
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