by Candace Turner
Mother and daughter
sit on a faded plaid blanket
spread under their backyard oak tree.
An imaginary tea party under way.
dressed in her canary yellow
best summer dress,
passes tiny cups and saucers.
Together, they sip pretend tea.
The baby robins nestled in the hedge
bordering the garden,
serenade them with birdsong.
Wind chimes jingle with every
The flower garden buzzes with bees.
A perfect day…a perfect memory.