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  • Summertime is
    haphazard daisies in a vase
    blades of grass between your toes
    languid, long days

    Cool water consolation
    ice cubes melt
    watermelon seeds
    on a blue glass plate

    Birds on the wing
    droning insects
    fields of corn, knee high now
    a praying mantis guards my door

    Bright fireflies
    a fairy ring of toadstools
    gangly girls in technicolored dresses
    chase swallowtails with their nets

    Summer is
    dandelion wine
    shimmery, splendid
    a mirage, bending the light
    and then disappearing
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