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Once Upon A Summer Missing

Listen to poem:
(Dedicated to Silent One --
who doesn't like bigly words.)

After a gentle, soft Summer drizzle
Fine web filaments tingle and glisten
In rainbow beams of fusion sun sizzle --
Stirring all life forms to lift and listen.

It is the season of Creamsicle desires;
Thick leaf foliage, protective sanctuaries;
Creepers, crawlers, jumpers and fliers;
Time dilating into slow-motion centuries:

Conquering the beach -- girls so coy;
Never-ending hours of creative play;
Transcendental fishing -- such a joy;
Floating from Brooklyn to Tokyo Bay

Where the kaiju rise and we gasp a ghost
At their power and our sizable insignificance.
Flipping for monsters -- baseball for most --
Winning a mint-perfect Godzilla -- coincidence?

Independence rockets in the starry, starry night
Over rooftop celebrations of smoke and kissing,
White Castle, Coca-Cola -- and the pizza's alright!
Friends and lovers -- once upon a Summer missing.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 7/15/2016 7:41:00 AM
That reads like a fun summer..All we did here in the rural south was bake in the heat..LOL..Enjoyed reading your work..Sara
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Tom Arnone
Date: 7/15/2016 11:38:00 AM
Thanks, Sarah.:-)
Date: 7/12/2016 9:20:00 AM
this is cool. Fun picture too!
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Tom Arnone
Date: 7/12/2016 11:14:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea.
Date: 7/10/2016 4:13:00 PM
I love your once upon a summer missing,btw- Iove Godzilla too : ).Welcome to ps.
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Tom Arnone
Date: 7/11/2016 10:48:00 AM
Thank you, Charmaine -- medieval English/French origin?
Date: 7/8/2016 1:12:00 PM
- A gentle and soft summer... sounds delicious, Tom - (without, rain and cold wind from the north :) - I love the last verse - I wish you a really lovely weekend - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Tom Arnone
Date: 7/8/2016 4:05:00 PM
Thank you, Anne-Lise. :-)
Date: 7/8/2016 12:18:00 AM
Very nicely done!
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Tom Arnone
Date: 7/8/2016 7:01:00 AM
Thanks, Tom.