I am small droplets on cool surfaces,
The cause of a child’s laughter
Drifting on the morning breeze,
I am summer memories trapped
In your mind's eye.
I am nature’s ornaments,
Transforming a meadow,
Into a place of infinite beauty
I am the tiny detail
that adds that twinkle in your eyes
I am as fresh as the ocean’s mist
I am there on those still mornings
Watching you sip your coffee,
As I dampen your ankles and
I am born in the darkness of night
To greet the sun at dawn
I am small droplets on cool surfaces
I am morning dew



--Marissa (Francis W. Parker School, 8th grade, 2003)