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July in September

by Chris Sorrenti

there’s deception in this heat
for behind the trickery
of blazing sun
oppressive humidity
leaves yet to change color
a practical joke most cruel

autumn’s Trojan horse
waits patiently
to break the balm
cooling nights foreshadowing
what has always laid ahead

let us not forget
children are back in school
store windows already cluttered
with Winter’s wear
and though barbecues still sizzle
crickets serenade for that special mate
amidst Summer’s bounty
other red breasted friends
have quietly slipped away
to begin their southern vacation

© 2000
Revised © 2016

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Author's Note: An earlier incarnation published in the chapbook We Are T.O.P.S. Jan. to Apr. 2005, VOL. 6 - NO. 1, I.B. Iskov Editor/Publisher, The Ontario Poetry Society (T.O.P.S.), Toronto, Canada. ISSN 1708-2552

Posted on 09/08/2016
Copyright © 2020 Chris Sorrenti

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