some parts of you never change.
i'm still that little girl that makes excuses to walk to the corner store to buy gum
just to feel independent in some small way
and i still forget tea is hot and take big sips too early
i never forget to rub blackberries on my lips
i stay up late and get too grumpy
eat celery with peanut butter
i still put raspberries on my fingertips before devouring them all at once
i only drink out of cups with straws in them
i take naps on warm laundry
and i watch my favorite cartoons until i memorize all the lines.
it seems like some of these things should've went away, like the boogey man and santa claus have
but i think maybe retaining these parts of my childhood are absolutely necessary
to fully enjoy watermelon on a hot, summers day.