"This poem captures a strong and vivid sensory experience of a summer day by the lake with family. The descriptions of the warm wind, crashing water, sand slipping between the feet, and the smell of sunscreen and lemonade create a vivid and immersive experience for the reader. The addition of the small cousin waving and urging the speaker to come down to the beach adds a sense of excitement and playfulness to the scene.
What I like most about the poem is how it captures the small details of the experience, such as the sand slipping between the feet, and how it uses sensory descriptions to create a strong sense of atmosphere and emotion.
To enhance the poem, the author could consider exploring the emotional significance of the memories with family and how they have shaped the speaker's relationship to the lake and summer vacations. Additionally, the author could experiment with the use of figurative language, such as metaphors or similes, to add depth and complexity to the sensory descriptions."