Strawberry Kisses

strawberry candy

Strawberry kisses,

Stolen moments in the sun;

Summer’s great romance

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Summer Is

Rosy Returns daylily

Summer is a strawberry,

incubated eggs leaking

juicy sweetness down tanned chins.

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Summer is watermelon

rinds on styrofoam plates, chilled

picnic fare shared with neighbours.

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Summer is barefoot grasses,

firefly lanterns at dusk,

creamsicle smudges on shorts.

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Fireworks stars, awnings strung

with campfire’s glow, seared grill-marks,

sandy toes at water’s edge;

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Lazy hours with dog-eared books,

aloe vera to soothe¬†sun’s

kiss – all add up to summer.

Summer’s Art

Deserted, you lie on bed of dirt,

Alone, neglected, forsaken;

And yet, you seem to feel no hurt

And no offense is taken.

Smothered by fuzz from cottonwood trees,

Pummelled by showers, whipped by wind;

Haunted by vistas of swarming bees,

Dangers without, trepidations within –

And still, you offer on platter of praise

Your juiciest, tastiest, berriest heart;

As soaking up sun in all its rays,

Your bountiful treasure becomes summer’s art.