Burning

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Broken shadows across the cracked ground
as summer refuses to die
the land and I are weary
day after day burning~
unrelenting rays
of intense sun
beating down
on my
breast.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: 9 Across for a Countdown

Author’s Note: Line 1 is from W.S. Merwin’s “To the Light of September. The form is a Nonet. Also, I apologize for not reading much lately. The radiation treatments make me so tired. I start reading and get sleepy and then I’m done. Eight more treatments to go. I will be glad for this part to be over.

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

25 Comments on “Burning

  1. This one resonates with me Linda. I am always ready for summer to leave and autumn to begin. I realize it has a deeper meaning for you, and I hope your burning summer is behind you soon. Take care. xx

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