POEM AGAINST LIFE IN SUMMER ❋ August Smith
The sun, my most powerful foe!
Women in splendid dresses
walking along the promenade,
her most powerful soldiers!
Huge muskets and broadswords
thick as wrists seem really cool
until you try to pick one up.
I will settle for mocking her dazzling voice
from my cradle of SPF and shade.
Me and my people, we are mostly
snow and ocean and rainfall beings.
We came here in ethereal, lacy orbs.
Now, all of my friends have pockets full
of heavy rocks. Our watches
are perfectly synchronized.
Here’s the plan:
at the exact same moment,
we will turn towards the late day
half-melting star with eyes full
of ancient rage and deranged smoke.
We will shed our burdens in a hail of earth flock.
We will bury her beneath the new mountain.
We will enjoy ten dollar smoothies
in the new, blue shade.