Tuesday, December 6, 2011

You were Summer

Like cotton candy melting away
on our tongues,
and the smell of orange peels;
like the smooth shells
that lined the beach,
and lemonade;
like the carpet of dogwood petals
coating the garden,
and sun showers,
you were summer.

But summer days fade
as the seasons change,
and the night finds its way

And as the shadows of autumn
settle in,
I watch as the candle
that once burned bright
begins to flicker,
threatened by the passing
of chilly breezes.

I know the flame will only live
for so long,
before it vanishes
into the cold darkness,
leaving nothing
but a spiraling trail of smoke
as I shiver,
praying for the warmth
of those summer nights.

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