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As Summer Ends…

Story ID:9301
Written by:Charles Dishno (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Poem
Location:Dillon Montana USA
Year:2013
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As Summer Ends…
Submitted By Chuck Dishno
10/8/13

Blessings on thee girl or man,
Cultivating a coat of tan.
All a gleam with grease and lotion,
Simmering beside the ocean.
Slowly turning, bit by bit,
Like a steak upon a spit.
First you will redden, girl or mister,
Then like as not you will blister.
After which if you don’t freckle,
Blotch or streak or merely speckle.
You’ll be tanned a golden brown,
Ready to return to town.
Back to work in office shade,
There to be admired…and fade.