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nostalgic summer

April 18, 2022
By saralychee SILVER, Sacramento, California
saralychee SILVER, Sacramento, California
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saccharine songs turn to sweet slices of summer

worn off and out at the ends but full to a fault

of nights where we stayed out too late 

of mornings where we watched the sunrise 

through sleepy eyes, the guise of childhood peeled back

souring like an orange in the sun

the end of fun to feel the words rolling

from shallow tides, minds too

where the world’s waters have not merged or marred 

back then summer only marked the beginning of our lives 

now the summer turns nostalgia 

the tide runs dry


The author's comments:

I wrote this piece reflecting on my love hate relationship with summer. I like to challenge myself with my characters and in this poem, I envisioned myself as an adult reflecting back on summer and it’s nostalgic association with childhood. 


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