Tagged: summer

ahead of the last

ahead of the last
weekend of summer, we make
more plans than we can

carry out, buy more groceries
than we can carry home
.
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mom is playing the

mom is playing the
piano on a summer
afternoon, daddy

and i secretly listen
in so she doesn’t get nervous
.
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the end of august,

the end of august,
when hopes and dreams bob upon
the final waves of

summer’s mirage, ready to reel
in the big one, any day now
.
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it must be august –

it must be august –
ruby-throated hummingbirds
dive-bombing in the

backyard, molting bluejays bald like
a newborn fallen from its nest
.
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fortune favors the

fortune favors the
already lucky – we snack
on sugar plums all

summer long and into august,
tasting only sweet abundance
.
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when sugar plums show

when sugar plums show
up in mama’s kitchen, we
fire up the oven,

readying ourselves for a
treat, sweet morsels for long days
.
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summer friday rain –

summer seconds move

on the fifth day of

on the fifth day of
summer, we are sitting still
in ninety-degree

weather, waiting and hoping
that the heat never finds us
.
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on the way to a

on the way to a
southern summer, ninety-degree
fahrenheit – even

the mischievous chipmunk stands
still, long enough for a reprieve
.
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