Summer Light

Summer light

Long lasting

In late June

It is the peak

Of life in full strength

Yet it holds

Great sadness

That is intangible

Yet pervasive

The mind

Dreams of

Summer days

Of a youth

Not ours

And a

Joy we cannot


Yet know


The garden

Shall ever

Be longed for

The sadness

Our curse

And reward


That time


Recognition of malice

If we are understanding

Is not the question

Guilt is only


If the sin

Can be absolved

We are remnants

Of the explosion

Sprawling us ever outward

Eden ever

More distant

And its summer light

Dimming quickly

Gene G. McLaughlin 2005

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