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.