Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Even in July

Even in July I feel it coming
like the evening storm
you smell at morning,
a heavy waiting in the air
until the gray clouds
nibble into the western sky
at last.

Like the souring of a love affair
before anything’s gone wrong –
One feels one’s heart drift,
something’s changed.

Like the fluttering in the stomach
that's probably nerves,
but might be a baby.
How could something so important
be so small?

Even in July I smell you, Autumn,
my old friend, beloved season,
I’ve been waiting for you.


Oriental, NC
July 23, 2015

6 comments:

  1. Ahhhh. We all wait, don't we? Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

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  2. I read your heart in this piece. Soon, soon, soon. Fall will be upon us. We'll love it! Right now I am rejoicing over cucumbers, zucchini, basil, onions, and potential pumpkins! Yay!

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  3. Beautiful, and promising. We were talking about wanting to light a pumpkin candle the other day, in 100 degree heat. As I said, promising for what's ahead. Take care, sweets.

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  4. Unfortunately, in the deli business, we find ourselves looking forward to autumn so much (when things slow down!) that we miss some of the enjoyment of summer. I do like cooler weather, though. Like the poem!

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  5. Nice poem and pretty picture.

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  6. Autumn is aways off here still. Sweating it out.

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