Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer

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Seven summer sparrows
sit upon the lawn,
having a sprinkler tea party
before the day is gone.

The dog days of summer 
- three fat dogs on their backs -
paws waving at the sky
as in the heat they bask.

The squash leaves, they are climbing
but the squash aren't here to stay.
Soon they'll roll right out the garden gate
and make their getaway.

The grass is brown and crispy
and it is only June.
It seems with global warming,
mid-summer has come too soon.

Sun rides the sky with a merciless eye
like a cyclops on the wing:
the heat, wildfires, the threat of drought - 
what will this summer bring?


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