Late Summer Song

Late Summer Song

by Gesene Oak

Waters stagnate in the pond
Sullen frogs plop and splash
Brown opens in the green

Lilies drop their glowing blooms
Rose petals, too, droop and curl
Growing rabbits eat the rest

Evening offers little hope
Of cooling air or rain
To ease the panting dog

These days they stretch too long
When all is still cicadas sing
Monotony of melody


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