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Summer

was easy to please

and dot to dot.

No vacation request, no gas money, no

what do we do with the dog.

Our days were free and hot

and lay long in front of us.

The calendar rang 4th of July

then went silent

until fall.

There was no ache

and no longing.

The sawed off legs

of adulthood

yet to be.

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