Jimi Doyle

(Chicago)

Ode to Karen and the Summer


June wore her green dress, long her favorite color
the color of her ancient Roman clan
Roman Green
June wore her green dress...as my finger traced a soft essay
upon your perfect back

June wore green
Karen wore blonde
and all around us was light

the solstice was the turning point- solstice curve
poignant as the course of the sun through our summer bodies

the season of the short-lived beings
dead through the dry folds of winter
to flood to life in green vigor
I'm green as a frog, green as any new bug rushing or Mayfly lingering

June's nephews, July and August, were lulled to boredom
by wine and soft days
and left us the blessing
to wallop and play in the gardens

Karen on a summer sidewalk
or a tv show
or a dream in the light
or green eyes

Submitted: Thursday, May 20, 2004
Edited: Thursday, October 07, 2010

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  • Susan Bagley (12/2/2006 12:05:00 PM)

    Jimi,
    I love this poem and it will go into my favorites! Very very nice.
    Thank you for nice comment about Black Hole!

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