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Escape me to Summer


By Teresa RentonPublished 9 months ago Updated 9 months ago 1 min read
Escape me to Summer
Photo by Tamara Bellis on Unsplash

Summer is the party dress of seasons;

A cool clear sea

washes summer heat

from glistening skin.

When evening wraps its magic cloak

around star-speckled shoulders,

an electric charge ignites

a summer flame.


Watch it flicker to

a breeze of breathy romance, or

a foot-tap to music in open air,

while a percussion of ice-cubes

clinks in glasses and

bubbles of laughter and fizz

merge in a haze of harmony.


The song of summer distracts

gravity itself,

As a myriad of feet lifts off the ground

and dances in step to a sound of

intoxicating drumbeats.

Even time pirouettes anti-clockwise

infusing stiffened limbs with youth

and lifting lips to soften ageing features.


Lift, lift and lift me up, summer;

for all too soon, cascading

chills of winter

will curl our bodies into blankets

for warmth by hygge firesides.

The clock will tick again

to goad time

and summer dreams will distort reality

in the most rational of minds.


And I will allow this, I will submit,

because you light me up when you wear

the sultry party dress of the seasons:


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About the Creator

Teresa Renton

Inhaling life, exhaling stories, poetry, prose, flash or fusions. An imperfect perfectionist who writes and recycles words. I write because I love how it feels to make ink patterns & form words, like pictures, on a page.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran8 months ago

    A very wonderful and lovely poem! I love the ocean and dresses!

  • J. S. Wade8 months ago

    Beautiful capture of summer. Felt like a wonderful date here. 🥰 Kudos

  • Caroline Jane8 months ago

    Summer is definitely the most comfortable of seasons. Great poem.

  • Heather Hubler8 months ago

    Beautiful! So many lovely images and word choices. I definitely felt the comfort and joy in summer (and it's my least favorite season), well done :)

  • C. Rommial Butler8 months ago

    Well done!

  • Babs Iverson9 months ago

    Loving your inspirational poem!!!

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