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Summer Itch

Pining for summertime while cold weather lingers...

By L.A. HancockPublished 2 years ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2021
Summer Itch
Photo by Ethan Hoover on Unsplash

Stepping softly into cold winter’s night

When trees are just sulking ghosts in the snow

Shadows surround me and the cold wind bites

The Earth and I hold our breath, silence grows


We two pale sentries will blossom in spring

Having now gone long with none of your heat

Only your red light can happiness bring

When the weather warms and again we meet.


Yes, on nights like this I long for sunsets

For humid air bathing suntanned bare skin

Just seventeen and in love like the rest

Bottles of whiskey and ready to sin


The nights will be short, the days just too long

For backseats, big skies and soft cricket songs


I'm a mom and a teacher and I write about lots of things - sometimes I dabble in poetry. If you like my words, leave me a heart or a tip, or follow me on Twitter @arkansas_scrawl.

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About the Creator

L.A. Hancock

I'm a wife and mom, and this is my creative outlet. I am experimenting with lots of different writing styles and topics, so some of it is garbage, and I'm totally fine with that - writing is cheaper than therapy. Thanks for stopping by!

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