Toltec Solstice

Summer struck with the fist of Chicxulub,
incinerated spring in a blinding flash.
Abruptly the pond on Chehalis Trail
was topped with water lilies
where famished families of water fowl had
festooned the serenity of the surface,
now vanished for cool Canadian climes.
Racoon eyes peered in night shade green,
Foxglove and California Poppy brushed
through blades of overgrown grasses.
Crow song battled with Stellar's Jay,
the morning's true American Idols.
I stirred from slumber to impatient cawing,
chiding --- The best of day's awaiting.

I was off to savor summer's sugar,
lest autumn slip in unannounced
on the coats of Quetzalcoatl.

Poetry by Brian Oarr
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Written on 2012-02-03 at 05:38

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Love 'summer's sugar' to sweeten the bittersweet bite of autumn.


I imagine the summers are long, that autumn's advance is tentative, hesitant.