When the weather warms the air enough
and the sun shines with such intensity that tomatoes taste like its yellow rays
I know that summer has arrived.
And with it
I am baptized again into every body of water I am near.
Like a mermaid
I will take up residence in its depths
and make the shore my bed.
I watch my grandchildren slip the surface to their own underwater
adventure so naturally that I wonder
if they remember the hidden world within their mothers.
Like my mother before me, I am
The Beach Grandma
and my magic is held in every diamond that glints on the water.