Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Summer Equinox

by G. Jack Urso 

Haze on the highway near Darwin, Australia.


the haze of the summer day


lifts off the pavement


as if the Earth is crying


slowly vaporizing


or melting away

"Come My Child Out of the Dust,"
by Bill McLoud (The Lanthorn,1986).



i pause in the planet's shadow

 

night crickets and the pulse of cicadas


merge their lonely songs

 


spinning off, the Earth moves on


if it hears their distant cries


she sings not a word


in response or reprise

 

                         


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