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Self-proclaimed band nerd
Planet Earth nerd
etc, etc
Joined September 10, 2019

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Ah, well... It's summertime now!

summer nights

June 15, 2020

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the days bleed into one another now
separated only by the moon’s monthly cycle
of crescent quarter full and new
waxing and waning waxing and waning
silver light glancing down from the daughter of night
rivaling that of the stars
in the afternoons long minutes surf on the drowsy sunlight
of summer twilight and cloud-drunk sunsets
when the sun walks among the gardens
accompanied by his sister rain
he touches each of the flowers
and they rise to greet him
colors spring up as he passes by the horizon
alighting mother earth with gold and bronze
the catbirds sing continuously outside my window
hatching baby birds that chatter in the rose bushes
some mornings
i wake up being unsure what is fantasy
and what is certainty
dreams become reality as the summer heat
seeps into my brittle bones and renews my skin
hair flows in rivers of molten chocolate
across my scalp and down my neck
now is the time for cold showers at the end
of every evening saturated with humidity
to wash away the stickiness of sweat and sunscreen
despite the bug spray the mosquitos still bite
and i find ticks crawling up my pant leg
but on quiet summer nights we roast s’mores over
a crackling bonfire and hope
that the summer days will never come to end

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3 Comments
  • Jasmine khawar

    Honestly...it's beautiful <3


    6 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Such an awesome vibe and I live for it


    6 months ago
  • outoftheblue

    "colors spring up as he passes by the horizon /alighting mother earth with gold and bronze" how is your work so under ratedd


    6 months ago