A summer day

Taking halting baby steps

the day crawls at a laboured pace

sapped of energy, it barely breathes

sun’s wrath like fire in the sky

stripping it of its usual zest

the wind lies curled beneath a barren tree

looking for sanctuary amongst parched grass

the denuded earth, without its green canopy, sizzles

unable to regenerate itself enough

a few clouds rushing to escape the heat

moved by its pitiable state, shed a few tears

which are like the kiss of life

helping it to reach dusk before fading away

it will be back tomorrow, for that is its fate.

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Summer”, June 22, 2020

53 thoughts on “A summer day

  1. Beautifully written. Atmospheric. I am in love with this poem.

    “a few clouds rushing to escape the heat
    moved by its pitiable state, shed a few tears
    which are like the kiss of life”

    Have a lovely weekend sweetheart.

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