Summer at Clay Park

31 Mar
this season brought green back in style
the cut grass aroma rides lilting breezes
while rainy day gray hints at an orange after-smile
and the lyric rosy robin and chickadee teases
for the transition to the blazing gold summer
roasting weather makes outdoor work a bummer
volatile plans cause dizzy sun fever
& ray bathing people forget how to cover

hauling waxy thick pollen the bumblebee drones
& cunning crows cuss in lewd rasping tones
adding treble to bass the whirring dragonfly wings
at the hopping sparrow a hunting cat springs
dirty-faced kids sink their hands in mud sponge
the wary frogs jump too quick - a girl makes the lunge
the tin pail on the shore is full of jumping grunge
splash - a freckle-faced boy dives in for a plunge

new roller coasters and ballparks the crowds attract
flaming weenies and marshmallows blackened on a stick
fat watery watermelons are quickly attacked
kids practice the famed spitting the seed trick
now summer is upon us string bikinis are here
prowling boys butts hang out the cheeky underwear
plump girls in shorts show off potbellies without fear
& cotton candy faces play hackysack at the fair

3.8 10/10
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Posted by on March 31, 2022 in Poetry


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