Summer is Long Gone

Written by: Terrell Martin

Once when we were younger
We loved beyond belief;
I pointed you past Pluto wandering while 
You helped me turn 
A propitiously proverbial new leaf.  Free-
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From the branches reaching 
Skyward, deep-space bound;
When you were there I had no care
If I were sideways, up or down.  Landing
Gently in your outstretched arms
As comforting as grass;
Either way, as leaf or lover
Time never seemed to pass.  Until
A God-like breath of windy air 
Stirred me yesterday
Alighting me you’d moved on;
Now that my veins are turning brown 
And summer is long gone.