Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Not releasing summer

Not releasing summer

Early September and the busy world is back at work
Children return to school a little browner.   
The curtain falls on holiday halls
Seagulls reclaim their ocean kingdom. 

The sea waters lap a gentle shore
Warned by summer breezes not yet spent
Camper vans still meander on wexford roads
Seeking sites still open while the season lingers. 

Stretching out a summer ever longer
Not willing to release the sunny promise
Or bid farewell to August heat
While autumn shadows lengthen in the lanes.  

Sweet season of the soft farewells
We want to hold you closer, longer. 
Won't you linger and pretend to give 
What you desire but cannot deliver? 

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