Sunday, July 29, 2007

Serious issues, serious seasons

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Third Summer’s Day

Summer runs a slow finger along the back of a settee.
She wants me to come in and play. She lets a shoulder
fall out of a slight dress, turns her batting eyes until they
find me on her elemental table. Barely the third day,

and she is playing coy and deliberate. I decide not to
get all Hiroshima and allow the ache of her to imprint
my shadow against any measure of ruin by any other
method than the sun she once drew in a paper sky for me.

It was a half-lidded sun, still sleepy, I suppose, having been
out all night, almost eclipsed from the chore of brilliancing
all that fell before it like lovers who throw their senses into
pools that radiate with worried depths and furrowed shallows.

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This is only the third day of summer and already serious issues require serious seasons. There'll be no Orange Juliuses in Laguna, no white-haired Greeter to buoy our adolescent senses with hale welcomes and a blue-eyed burn like a heaven we’ll never forget.

She runs a slow finger, drapes a lazy leg, would just as soon let us slip beneath the riptide as send surfers to rescue us from our good summer deeds in saving two girls from treacherous salt breakers that roll in from worlds away, unfathomable summer worlds away.


Joseph Gallo
June 23, 2007


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5 Comments:

Blogger Kyle parried...

Welcome back. That's the perfect, warm piece with which to emerge. Love the image too.

July 30, 2007 12:29 AM  
Blogger Joseph Gallo parried...

Re-emerging . . . yes. Move into my new place this week. More on that later here on Drachenthrax. Thanks for stopping by and checking on me, amigo. :-)

July 30, 2007 1:20 PM  
Blogger Joni parried...

Very nice. Summer can be a harsh mistress if you don't bend to her whims.

July 31, 2007 7:43 AM  
Blogger Joseph Gallo parried...

I bend and bend and bend, I just don't brake and run right through all the stops. :-0

Thanks, Joni. ;-)

July 31, 2007 11:19 AM  
Blogger miamizsun parried...

joseph, you never disappoint. =^)

August 03, 2007 4:19 PM  

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