#ExcerptWeek – Summer Magic: Poems of Life & Love

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Something different this morning. Enjoy!

Indian Summer

He sees her standing
Below the falls,
Carefully balanced
On the slippery rocks,
And laughing
In the hazy October sun.

Only yesterday
The ice-rimmed pool
Mirrored angry gray clouds,
And a wind out of the north
Chilled his bones.
Today, a warm yellow sun
Has eaten the frost,
And resurrected the ghost
Of a summer already laid to rest.

Sheโ€™s wearing shorts,
As if she knew
There would be a reprieve
And dressed accordingly.
Dampened hems, and a
Misty sheen on
Her long, slim legs
Bear testament to
The wind-blown spray.
Her loosened hair is a
Sable cloud swirling
Around her face,
Smelling faintly
Of August nights
And tupelo honey.

She turns toward him,
Radiant and joyful,
Filled with a wonder
Most have long lost.
Her smile invites him
To let go of autumn
To share the sunshine,
To be reborn in this moment.

Surprised, his mouth
Curves in response, and
His soul cries,
Yes, oh yes!
Desperation gives voice
To need long ignored.
Yes, he thinks again,
Walking toward her.
I want the sunlight,
The warmth, the wonder.
Show me, teach me.

He takes her hand, and
Lets the sunlight
Flood his heart,
Thawing the frost within,
Setting him free.

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Summer Magic: Poems of Life & Love

4 thoughts on “#ExcerptWeek – Summer Magic: Poems of Life & Love

    • Thank you so much, Callum. It was a pleasure to imagine Mac as a young boy, growing up in the mountains, for the first half of the poems. Then turning to a broader range of thoughts for the second half. And, I’m about to remove the book from Kindle Select and reprice at 99 cents, permanently, so there will soon be an announcement about that.

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    • Thank you so much, Evelyn. I do love to write poetry, even if it doesn’t sell so well these days. For me, a poem is a verbal snapshot of a moment in time, a rush of emotion. I could write poetry all day long, and never get tired of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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