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Snapshots of Summer


Crystal J. Stranaghan

the rough warmth of a sun baked towel
on a salt-cold, sandy body

rivulets of melting ice cream
licked from a salty wrist

glossy, beetle-black watermelon seeds
peeking from yellow-green grass

a thunderstorm of sensation from
a cold sprinkler rat-tat-tatting
on the lawn of an antsí house

a moving picture show of animal clouds
that shape shift in the flickering light
of the late night fires on the beach

the gentle caress of a somnolent
breeze on newly reborn skin.

© CJ Stranaghan January 2005

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