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July Again This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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it was july then
the cool night scented of indigo and lilacs
undulating over and under
entwined limbs, seeking solace
in our memory.
it has stayed there ever since,
illumed by splashes of neon fireworks
dripping across the night’s blueblack sky,
scarring and imprinting our retinas with
millions of blinding tattoos.
crickets serenaded us with scratchy arias
composed by master musicians of timeless renown
and the nodding grasses bent in time with
whisperhushed words floating in the air.
i see you, in bursts of technicolor light, ­sporadically
painting your visage in my mind forever with broad
strokes of amaranth, goldenrod, saffron
and i see you, clearer than before,
darkness lends clarity through blindness
i feel you
and it is july again
with oceans licking salted bare
skin and white sand gold dust
reflecting the ice fires of
Lyra’s silver strings.
quiet nighttime, jealous
waves reach to tear you away
but my embrace holds fast and
i feel you, warm beneath my hand.
hearts entwined into one, beating same
beats, pumping same rhythms
in time with the hum of the tide
in the bay by the harbor.
with stars as only witnesses to
rhapsodies unspoken,
i witness you. first and last time as
July again under your gaze comes to a close
each july, one lifetime younger
falling into infinity, celebrating a perennial story
of annual passion.
now it’s july
and arctic winds blow frost against skin
no longer warmed by harlequin ardor.
winter in july, and it won’t come undone
it’s still july
and i love you now.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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JessesAngel said...
Mar. 7, 2013 at 4:33 am
great job! :D
 
Ayyad said...
Jan. 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm
I love thiS poem! It is sweet and pretty! It also describes love well. I would love to hear your opinion on my first and only poem! Check it out!
 
welcometoplanetearth said...
Dec. 14, 2011 at 10:35 am
Love this poem. It's really thoughtful and pretty. I also noticed you're from Park City (Deer Valley heck yeah!)
 
ashbash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 5, 2011 at 5:30 pm
absolutely incredible. you have a magnificent gift with words, each one drawing me in a little more. i LOVED this peice, five stars (though i would like to rate 846755476) keep writing. please please keep writing. <3
 
Angel_17 said...
Jan. 1, 2011 at 1:31 pm

this is amazing.

the entire time i just thought of my own version of julys.

you're a great writer. 

 
CJade said...
Feb. 17, 2010 at 1:22 pm
This was beautiful. Every line was filled with emotion, and the techniques you used to bring the scenery to life entranced me. I didn't always understand why the lines stopped or started when they did, but that's always up to you, of course. I'm very impressed.
 
StephanieQueen said...
Jan. 26, 2010 at 8:48 pm
this is really good, i especially like the part about the jealous waves^^
 
BarElyHer3 said...
Dec. 30, 2009 at 1:12 pm
I loved this poem. It's amazing, it describes love well. I not only see everything you describe but I feel it too. Don't stop writing, you've got talent (:
 
Paig3Cagl3 said...
Nov. 5, 2009 at 2:58 pm
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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Kathryn T. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 13, 2009 at 12:43 am
so beautifully written. you can sense everything that you describe.
 
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