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It finally arrives,
For some the disappointment of the looming winter
For others relief
The stinking hot days are over
Replaced by the enticing prospect of cooler nights.
We gather up summer
Pack it away at the back of the cupboard
Check the sunscreen determining
If there’s another summer to be squeezed from it.
Beach towels washed one last time
Folded and packed away,
Promises made to lose that extra kilo
But quickly forgotten among plans
Of buying new for next summer.
Mental notes ascribing a change of venue
Reminders of who not to invite.
Next year’s summer holiday
Full of expectation and anticipation
Wondering if the girl in the floral top
Might be there in her oversized sun hat.
- I saw a blog offering a poetry comp where you had to write a poem about the end of summer. As I don’t like such comps where prizes and points are on offer I wrote this poem and then thought I’d post here.