An Elegy To Adolescence
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An Elegy To Adolescence

A poem inspired from my former life in Texas.

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An Elegy To Adolescence
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Ashe Junipers sway,

in a warm summer’s breeze

As a hawk remains perched,

in a live oak tree


While we write sonnets,

in a field of bluebonnets

A radiant sun

beats down,

tuning in and out

emerging and fading,

behind cumulus clouds

Casting shadows of relief

sweat beading down

in the Texas heat

mosquitoes swarm in thirst


Blue Jays quarrel,

in a brush of mountain laurels

Deer warily tip-toe

down the river,

under weeping willows

startled by creeping crocodiles

Or alligators? We ponder hazily,

in our stoned candor


A barn owl

scavenges the ground

rats scurry around


A rumble,

cry of the solstice

luminating the sky

crackling through plains

dusk

crickets erupt in a

message from the dead


Nostalgic memories

of a distant land

Your gaze is fleeting

like the tide of day

submerged

in flickering grains of sand

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