Maya Cohen, age 12
Summer Maya is a writer who lives in Brooklyn, New York with her family, including her two cats. She loves to write mystery and historical fiction.

“Breaking through/
the salty water/
I swim back to shore/

My feet feel/
smooth rocks/
on the shore/
as I step onto/
the beach.”

Breaking through 

the salty water

I swim back to shore

My feet feel 

smooth rocks 

on the shore

as I step onto

the beach

I lay my towel 

on the sand

and pull out 

a book to read 

in the sun

Walls of water 

slap the rocks

The smell of  

smoke from hot dogs 

is carried in the air

I lean back

and feel 

the warmth 

of Summer