Summer Days (#4)- Early Solstice



The sun bears down today

Not cruelly but firm



Winning our grudging recognition

Acceptance of its force



Car windows go up

Air conditioners on

Jackets come off

Buttons undone

Joggers walk

Runners jog

Walkers smile in their malls



Children play and play

Barely noticing the sting

Of the sweat

They wipe from their eyes



© Gayle Force Press 2008 

 A poem by Franklin Oliver 



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