Friday, August 3, 2018

July - August

July - August

Day long with light
                      heavy with heat

sounds of laughter
       shaved ice blocks

children’s eyes bright
            their colored treat

lawns decorated with bodies
      some moving
some not

some turn slowly
      as a burger on the grill
sizzling hot

  oppressive  flushed face
shade a premium

             beating the heat
wearing brightest lightest clothes
becoming summer’s damp

                  the nights draw in

summer will conspire
                                   holding us in its fire

resigned we
                                   will try not to let it win.

     peter radley

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