Sultry July

A coral fire burns through the night 

There could be morning lightning 

My version of a nightcap consists of nightly capsules to take with water 

A science fiction fantasy 

Surprised that squirrels get along with rabbits 

Hallucinations of halos 

Failing to ask for the recipient 

Cornflower blue blouse over a burgundy dress 

Sunlight shines and sparkles on my skin 

Sun glitters off the Pacific blue waves 

We'll each have a glass of red sangria on this summer's day 

The angel's trumpets don't leave behind any shadows 

By Samantha Merz

From Canada

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