may the months between this year's and next
overflow with joyful memories.
Spoiled by your bounty
of endless days and dreamlike nights,
you are now turning your back.
Allowing us to yearn for your return.
Assuring that we will,
swear to never take your presence for granted.
As our tanlines fade
the snapshots and memories will remain,
evidence through the winter's darkness
that your heat and light will return.
So, farewell Summer...