Summer’s Onslaught Edging Into May

Summer Leaves / credit:

Summer Leaves / credit: zizzy010


Summer’s onslaught edging into May
bakes this swampy yard.
Iced coffee
levels out the day outside
and the guest room has a bed and fan
cool as petals on the water
…the mind is groggy old…it’s true
but no matter what they say
about the sky outside
the sky outside is perfect blue
and a vision of the window melts away
as cool cool feelings slide into their dream.
If youth was just the milk and curds
old age is the butter
and the cream…

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About Sam Silva

Sam Silva has published poetry widely, both in print and online. His work has appeared in Samisdat, The American Muse, St. Andrews Review, Dog River Review, Third Lung Review, Main St. Rag, Charlotte Poetry Review, Parnassus, Rio Del Arts, Big Bridge, and Comrade Magazine. He is the author of nine chapbooks published by Third Lung Press, M.A.F. Press, Alpha Beat Press, and Trouth Creek Press, which were well received in reviews by Shelby Stephenson, Ron Bayes, Steve Smith, and the late North Carolina poet laureate Sam Ragan. Silva has ebooks available without cost at His poetry collection, Eating and Drinking is available for order at online bookstores, and his full-length poetry books are available at Amazon. Three spoken word CDs can be purchased at CDBaby.

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