Back to when…
I was 7…
To when the smell of the burning wood
To the sticky half burned marshmallows
To the itchy mosquito bites
To the sun smiling down at me
To sweaty me smiling back
To the peaceful lake that was a mirror of our shining smiles
To all the birthdays celebrated
To all the wishes made
To the secrets whispered in the dark tents
To scaring away raccoons
To the bright light of the stars scattered in the night sky
To getting lost in the tall trees
To 3 nights not being enough
To leaving and promising to come back
To now that I’m 17 and coming back

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