how to know it’s may.

May 1, 2018

how to know it's may | reading my tea leaves

On top of muddy grass, picnic blankets.

Under skirts, bare legs.

Along the window ledge, birds.

At bedtime, blue skies.

On rooftops, pink wine.

Curbside, treasures.

In new shoes, to know it's may | reading my tea leaves

On young minds, wish lists.

In window boxes, radish sprouts.

Under arms, lilac branches.

On toenails, polish.

Under trees, confetti.

On knees, bandaids.   
how to know it's may | reading my tea leaves

Against steely skies, pink puffs.

Over shoulders, jean jackets.

On noses, sunscreen.

Between fence posts, tulips.

In sandboxes, children.

In sneakers, sandboxes.

Everywhere, puppies.

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  • Reply Joanne May 1, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Love this! We definitely have skinned knees over here!

  • Reply Natalie May 1, 2018 at 11:03 am

    This is now one of my favorite series!

  • Reply Anna May 1, 2018 at 11:04 am

    I absolutely love these posts 🙂

  • Reply suzanne May 1, 2018 at 2:30 pm


  • Reply Nisha May 1, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    “In sandboxes, children.
    In sneakers, sandboxes.”

    Yes, yes, yes! This post is so beautiful. Thank you, Erin.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE May 1, 2018 at 4:08 pm

      Thanks so much, Nisha!

  • Reply Neurotic Workaholic May 1, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    It’s always nice to see flowers again. That’s the thing about winter: it always looks so gray, so it will be good to have flowers brighten the earth again.

  • Reply Sophia May 1, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    “In sandboxes, children. In sneakers, sandboxes.” I love those two lines. As much as I cringe when it spreads everywhere, I think I’ll be pretty sad when the surprise sand spills from shoes are no longer.

  • Reply anne-lise May 1, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    so, so beautiful!! what a perfect collection of intimate images and words. <3

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