Dragging Summer Away

August rushes by like desert rainfall,
A flood of frenzied upheaval,
Expected,
But still catching me unprepared.
Like a match flame
Bursting on the scene,
Heat and haze of crimson sunsets.
Like a dream
Of moon and dark barely recalled,
A moment,
Shadows caught in a blink.
Like a quick kiss;
One wishes for more
But it suddenly turns to leave,
Dragging summer away.
Elizabeth Maua Taylor
“August”

August is rushing by in its anxiousness
to be done with this summer of upheaval:
too many tears and too much tragedy.

The sky in weeping empathy
leaves a quick moist kiss on our cheeks,
dripping bedazzled.

It won’t last;
we know these dangling drops will fade
in the heat of the moment.

This wilted, withered summer won’t leave easy
~dragged away still kicking~
we’ll wave it goodbye, blowing our kisses in the air.

One thought on “Dragging Summer Away

  1. Somber but realistic thoughts. Ever trusting and believing in Him, we will soon turn the page to the Fall and the new (or still pending) momentous decisions that await us. I keep especially close to Him, holding His Hand to prepare and deal with each change that is sure to affect all of humanity for good or for ill.
    (Remembering what Peter once said to Jesus:

    “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and
    are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”
    (John 6: 68-69) Section sub-titled ‘The Words of Eternal Life, continuing the preceding ‘Bread of Life Discourses’)

    There are several new flowers in this post today that I can’t recall seeing here before. The way in which you ‘close up’ many of your shots, Emily, make them so realistically vibrant and memorable. Thank you.

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