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By: ody
 
Summer
  cuts across the fields
    reaping early harvest
from sun parched ground
  leaving brimstone.
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North-westward
    the star tarries-
  and Venus rides unseen
many times unseen-
  yet always there.
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Warm nights
  turn the calender-
    round off the days
bring the sweetness swelling
  brimming over-
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I’ve watched Scorpio rise
    so many times-
  and carry his crooked tail
across the sky
  you’d think I’d learn,
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But every summer-
  forces the windows open
    and breezes bring
the outside fever in
  the inside out-
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