Niamh Hunt // Lake Day

In early morning, the bright sun shines down onto the lake

it’s 6am, the day is just beginning


at 11, families and friends quickly fill the lake

they’ve just eaten breakfast and can’t wait to swim and soak in sun


by 2 pm, the lake is full with boats

you hear children screaming with joy while going for a tube


5 o’clock comes, and the water is still

everyone has walked home for dinner


at 10 at night, the crackling sounds of the bonfire on the beach is all you can hear

quiet laughs and ghost stories also fill the air