Summer Days (#4)-Early Solstice


The sun bears down today

Not cruel but firm



Winning our grudging recognition

Acceptance of its force


Car windows go up

Air conditioners on

Jackets come off

Buttons are undone

Joggers walk

Runners jog

Walkers smile in their malls


Children play and play

Barely noticing the stinging sweat

They wipe from their eyes


© Gayle Force Press 2011


One thought on “Summer Days (#4)-Early Solstice

  1. I love this one! Thanks for sharing it. I wish I had been more like a child who didn’t notice the sweat yesterday evening while I mowed the yard!


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