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August's Hard Sun

October 5, 2009
By isabelc1011 SILVER, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
isabelc1011 SILVER, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Though much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." -Lord Alfred Tennyson

engine roaring, propelling
a car going eighty-something
on a wide slab of white colored concrete
and a woman
and a girl-woman with
awkward knees that her mother could barely recognize
after the weeks and weeks spent apart.
Hard Sun burning the passenger's skin in the old convertible
and the speakers blasting skies and ears with “losing my religion”.
Not the girl-woman’s choice.

girl-woman's ears stuffed with
white earbuds
playing loud lullabies that
lead her back two hundred miles,
to the picaresque moments she remembers:
the dining room with her friends,
the small room with her roommate,
the seven fans in the room creating paths of of twisted circulation,
an attempt to stifle the heat from the Hard Sun...

woman tears girl-woman from her reverie
(which girl-woman resents)
to tell her that next year is just around the corner.
girl woman looks away from her mother's eyes
and each, in their own yearning,
sit in silence as they drive into the Hard Sun.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Oct. 12 2009 at 10:05 pm
MadAsAHatter GOLD, Ames, Iowa
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this is really cool, it's interesting

on Oct. 12 2009 at 6:41 pm
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

I like how you say girl-woman! This is a wonderful poem about summer, I was just wondering why the concrete is white.

on Oct. 12 2009 at 4:13 pm
hmm, very simple but interesting...