Two Summers Ago
Author: Pondering Red


Two summers ago I floated
furiously through festivals
on streets decorated
with pouncing people.
Soccer fever sent us congregating
in corners of small bars full of
wide smiles and screens.
I was swimming in a sea of blue
on St. Jean Baptiste and lost you
in the parade as I trudged along,
Hot beyond belief - no relief
for many months to come,
I found you in a river of notes
from steaming saxophones
that captured me as you apparently did.
I hid in your small home, tucked away
in a small corner, cute
and covered with thick ivy and beer cans,
far away from everywhere and especially
from my world of worry.
I hid my nervousness
under the relaxation of the day
after day the raw energy
of the fiery city nights fed me.
I chopped vegetables
in the summer's pretty heat,
red and green stripes,
sizzling in the pan, as we did.

Two summers ago my mind sped
as we sat in shaded satin parks
watching the cyclists of the marathon whiz by.
My goal in this competition was
to see how foolish I could be.
You came along for the ride,
long blue, black hair
wildly following your frantic partying.
I grabbed these moments as I would
bunches of gloriously scented flowers.
For hours we played more
than kids on a sugar high.

Yes, two summers ago,
I was walking on the edge,
running from myself,
following your shadows,
mad with a lust for misadventure.
I was lost in a garden of huge sunflowers.
Yes, two summers ago,
I was almost happy.


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Leah ( -- Saturday, November 29 2003, 08:35 pm

that was amazing

That was an amazing poem! It was so descriptive and full of life..~loved it~
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