August 2013 – How I Spent My Summer Vacation

All year long I wait
for the best few months of all;
tomato season

flip flops, sundresses
bleached hair, red nose, hangovers,
the days went too fast

sun, hot, sweat dripping
sizzling meat, berries, mouth full
surf, sand between toes

The Sun a tyrant
Its worshipers are a plague
Give me autumn rain
~Neil McCrea

purple-stained fingertips
the bramble bushes picked clean
of blackberries
~Linda H.

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