Dark Summer's Days
by Anca Vlasopolos

this summer
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
they are
_______our flashes_______our embers
______________of a bounteous sun
shedding_______upon our sight
_______(this summer withholding)

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