Monday, September 5, 2011

Cool Summer -- Poetry 2011

Excited for fall, and layers…

hoodies, hats, gloves – not!

Half the summer was spent in fleece,

long pants and heavy socks;

August ends and summer appears,

even the crickets are confused.

Barely a meteor streaked in the sky…

probably avoiding the chill rising

from the Pacific Northwest landscape.

Farmer market crowds revel in sun’s

display scooping up vegetables

and fruits for freezing or canning.

Snatches of conversation lament

the poor growing season barely

sustaining lettuce while still bolting

spinach and no tomatoes on the vine.

Refraining from complaint about being

too hot, they surreptitiously jump back

into their air conditioned cars…


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