Summer Heat

i.

arousal

early morning sunshine dances
a minuet, chasing shadow
among branches of the ash.
we sip coffee and bliss,
listen to earth awakening
finch sings at the feeder while
from her perch above us mama
dove coos patiently, teaches us
to wait for something
fresh-born
wonder-full.

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ii.
repose

summertime living on a lazy river
or lolling by the lake
water laps the shore, breezes inspire
poets who listen to moss-covered boulders
telling stories of ages gone by
the gentle rocking of a rowboat
white paint curling on its hull
lulls agitated spirits
while sun warms the weary

Photo Credit: Bare Walls.com

Photo Credit: Bare Walls.com

iii.
tension

we walk along the river
above the overpass a ghost lingers
its gray shadow caressing the smooth
cheek of gold-splashed hills
a pedestrian crosses over
while cars rush overhead
waves breaking
on asphalt sand
a bashful red rose
refuses to open
because the tree is watching.

Photo Credit: C\colormekatie.com

Photo Credit: C\colormekatie.com

iv.
climax

we celebrate with vibrant colors
stormy gray clouds then
fireworks falling
from the darkening sky
like rain

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Photo Credit: treehugger.com

v.
denouement

a lone butterfly
flutters in the fading light
disappears into the dusk
a male oriole
lies lifeless
flaming sunset pauses.

Photo Credit: dsketopnexus.com

Photo Credit: dsketopnexus.com

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