Thursday, September 22, 2022

My "Summer's End" Poem for 2022

Continuing my new tradition of writing a hay(na)ku to mark summer going bye-bye for another year.

Click here for the hay(na)ku poem I've posted every summer's end for a while.

 

Bye to Summer, 2022
 
Either
land on
hot, hot sand

or
aim straight
for wet rocks.
 
No
hope for
a third choice.
 
Feet
on fire
from beach walk,

knees 
buckle, break
on jagged shore

and 
you're still
not done yet.

Spend
days and
hours on hold
 
while 
airport finds
your lost will
 
just
to escape
from under sun,

legs
burnt down
like used matches.

Old
crazy ex
that is summer
 
stops,
kneels down
just to see
 
whether
or not
you've gone mad.
 
The 
fault lies
in the mirror.

You 
tried to
make her yours.
 
Accept
full blame
and move on.

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