Dark Summer's Days
by Anca Vlasopolos
skies opted for november
our languorous northern sunsets
the vegetable world drenched
and every crawling pest blessed_______set loose
who can help loving butterflies?
this year we’ve been schooled
_______in their dizzying variety
_______our flashes_______our embers
______________of a bounteous sun
shedding_______upon our sight
_______(this summer withholding)
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