June 21st

JUNE 21st

 

They say it’s to be the longest day, but

how shall we know with the sun again

behind clouds thick as oceans. Down 

here like denizens of the deep we’re 

losing our eyes and growing weird 

appendages. Luminous lures spring

from our foreheads. Wind waves dark

fronds of weeds over our heads.

It might as well be the longest night.

We take what nourishment we can.

One comment on “June 21st

  1. Christine Lee Moore says:

    I suspect this was written about the solstice. Yet it evokes images of a different ‘longest day’ I’ve been reading a lot about lately. Read it in that light and see if you agree.

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