July 17, 2008

summer


'Each summer the last summer.'
-Denise Levertov, 'Living'
Each summer the summer
it did not rain so
much the summer before
because Then is turning
to accommodate Now
with small movements like
the fluttering of birds' wings
& every night the world
ends
the way scientists warned us it would;
what is it about
summer
that is so evanescent?
each summer
the last summer.   ---ryan blood

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