Strawberry Kisses

strawberry candy

Strawberry kisses,

Stolen moments in the sun;

Summer’s great romance

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Adieu

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Nodding golden halo-crown,

Petals wrapped in dressing-gown

Curtsy low and, praying, bend

To usher in the Summer’s end.

Summer Is

Rosy Returns daylily

Summer is a strawberry,

incubated eggs leaking

juicy sweetness down tanned chins.

.

Summer is watermelon

rinds on styrofoam plates, chilled

picnic fare shared with neighbours.

.

Summer is barefoot grasses,

firefly lanterns at dusk,

creamsicle smudges on shorts.

.

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.

Between the Lines

eyeliner macro

It’s true. Lines are

more prominent than

they used to be. But if

you will read between

.

them, you will enter

my world – dreams

and ever afters, knights

and clashes with wicked

.

tyrants, notes stashed

in bottles and tossed on

foreign shores. Between

these lines lies a

.

spirit-essence, a will,

a mind, a heart. Turn

the pages breathlessly

when suspense leaves

.

you hanging; linger long

where hope casts her

spell. Decode the jots,

decipher the plot

.

sketched out by

an author yet

unknown. Read me,

between the lines.