The Songs of Summer

 

Waves of sage brush bristle against the sun

While the lonely lizard traces its shadow across the sand

The cicadas are humming their tune

Listen close to the songs of summer

 

Across the land, heat rises to a crescendo

While the fireflies spark light in the forest cool

Gray tree frogs join in the chorus

Listen close to the songs of summer

 

Wind whipped white caps tip the ocean

Surging the surf to slurp up the shore

Seagulls in flight call out to their loves

Listen close to the songs of summer

 

Late afternoon thunder bowls over the range

Pouring out a vengeance of pent-up emotion

Splattering relief upon the baked desert

Listen close to the songs of summer

 

Reveling in the play of the season

Children chuckle at summer’s folly

While picnics of laughter play to our youth

Listen close to the songs of summer

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