summer’s last gasp

when i think
of summer
one of the first
things that comes
marshmallow cones
to mind — are not
just long and lazy
days but also
moments to basque
in the freedom
of being able
to wake
at a slightly
later time — clearly
not tethered to a specific
schedule — moments
where giggles reign
and children are able
to explore
one of my kids
during their vacation
had been these fluffy
ice cream cones
only available
from june
to the end
of august
at present i’m
ready to say farewell
to picnic days
as my palate prepares
itself for the fall festive
season and a ton
of candy corn
& molasses

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