"On muggy summer nights

our parents gathered

in the Rounde with a keg of beer.

Their laughter echoed

into the darkness

as us kids caught fireflies

and played pretend."

--from "Cheap & Easy"

a story about my childhood summers

in rural Pennsylvania, mid-1970s

Image via

Heather Leigh

on Pinterest /

Oh You Pretty Things

on Tumblr. Effects by Doreen Creede.

"Use the good china for breakfast."