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The First Day of Summer

The First Day of Summer

written by: Audrey Howitt



wild grasses split the seams of my dress open
cutting my way toward freedom

let the sun kiss sweet skin
held closed in darkened rustle
by bruised cotton

the nervous rising of goosebumps
a small frisson in dancing wind

indolence, as I lie down half hidden
in grasses, accepting their gift
the first day of summer

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