Published in Catch Up With Summer, 2015.
Now, if you defined yourself as a length of time
This year, in fact
what would you say is your true self –
would it be today’s sticky heat-glazed persona?
Are you thin cotton shirts and sleeveless dresses?
Melting ice cream and the smell of chlorine at the pool?
Sunglasses on your face?
and since we can’t see your eyes
we are not sure
if you are saying yes or no.