September 4, 2020
Photo by Cass Benson

Summer’s End
A Poem by Mark S. Peel

As the hot, muggy evenings diminish,
as the slow, sultry days expire,
as the notes of red, yellow and orange appear
before the Impressionist green leaf collages turn on fire, 

remember the birth of the summer solstice,
the lazy days of the warm, early morning breezes,
the heat of the afternoon sun, the relief of the thunder showers and prepare for the strength the winter will require. 

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