Ice Cream at Bedtime

Susan Lendroth

Susan Lendroth

Susan writes picture books. Her latest, "Piper and Purpa Forever," concerns a little girl who doesn't want to outgrow her favorite sweater. She enjoys writing for Short Edition, especially when the ewes in "Farmer Renaud's Rainbow Sheep" say "Beee" instead of "Baaa" in the Italian version. Beeee! Find her on instagram/susanlendroth & facebook.com/SusanLendroth

Ice cream at bedtime,
Aunt Betty's the best!
She knows in the summer
it's hard to find rest

when faced with hot sheets,
hot pillows, hot bed,
no place cool enough
to lay a hot head.

Instead, we escape,
my aunt grabbing the keys,
and hop in her car
to catch a night breeze.

Next stop: the Drive Thru
where we're chilled to our bones
by soft swirls of winter
in tall dripping cones.

A small secret eaten
beneath the moonlight—
oh, how I love ice cream
on a hot summer's night!
 
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