An Ode to the Small Things

An Ode to the Small Things

By: Katie Parsons

​I’d like to say thank you to all the warm, Summer nights​

The feeling of freshly cut grass

Thank you to all the cold glasses of iced tea

And to all the late night drives with the windows down

Hair blowing in the breeze

 

I’d like to say thank you to the rainy Sunday’s

A good book that you  just can’t put down

Thank you to all the old records played

And to all the dance parties held in the living room

 

I’d like to say thank you to remembering memories and smiling

The times of laughing until your stomach hurts

Thank you to all the old Polaroid pictures

And to all the long letters and little notes

Left by loved ones

 

I’d like to say thank you to the feeling of sunshine on skin

The scent of fresh rain on the pavement

Thank you to all the little coffee shops in little towns

And to the scent of freshly washed sheets

 

I’d like to say thank you to vanilla chapstick

The movies you could watch over and over again

Thank you to all the twinkly lights hung above beds ​

And to goodnight texts

 

I’d like to thank all the small things

For they are delight in small doses

They are little specks of euphoria

And they are the most important to well-being

 

Kaitlyn Parsons



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