August 7th

the sky, the water,

even the wind blowing low –

all carries afterglow…

August 6th

cormorant fishing

is not for me – I’d cut the

snares to set them free…

August 5th

leaves getting burned and

crispy; heat still lingers on

but autumn draws near…

August 4th

I saw sunflowers

from my window and their petals

wilt – summer’s at end…

August 2nd

fireworks in the sky

as the summer melts away;

my heart and eyes fill up…