Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Summer Solstice

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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