Echoes

Lee's Summit JournalJune 20, 2014 

with this

solstice

weekend

summer

comes

it is

the sticky

season

in missouri

earth tilted

closest

to the sun

humidity

high

sweat

is what

our bodies

do to keep

living

glazed skin

clings

to all

it touches

just joined

human

juices

slather

on our

bellies

fresh fruits

fluids

stain

our chins

and fingers

life wrinkles

gets its

messiest

yet

these days

pace

doesnt

seem

to slow

less time

off

no loafing

stay

purpose

driven

organized

even

to play

remain

perma pressed

easy care

air conditioned

perspiration

is for old

romantics

lets go

outside

sit in

the best

shade

we can

find

translate

the language

wind speaks

when mixing

with green leaves

in full clothed

trees

above our heads

h.

 

Hubert Neth, a United Methodist pastor, has been contributing to the Journal for more than 20 years.

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