And just like that summer was gone.
No drawn out goodbyes, and long lingering looks back.
The windows are now lowered as the cooler dusk air sneaks in.
A quiet goodbye to the carefree summer bare-feet,
next summer those same small bare-feet will be bigger.
The warm early morning starts that have you throwing open back doors,
the kitchen air still thick from the heat of the day before.
So long summer, with your long golden lit afternoons,
and to the melodic cicadas singing their songs.
Farewell to the invitingly warm sea pools,
with their noisy jostling swimmers.
The pools once more reclaimed,
by those that don’t fear the sharp coolness of the water.
Until next time summer,