August night

Sitting on the porch in the quiet of the night
as the house sleeps behind me,
listening to the chorus of cicadas.
The darkness like a blanket
except for where the moon shines
its spotlight on the driveway
and one lone porch light gleams through
the trees across the road.

Ah, August.
The days shorten reluctantly and
summer recedes in your shadow,
gone too soon.

3 Responses to “August night”

  1. 1 Dorothy
    August 13, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Just right.

  2. 2 jill
    August 15, 2011 at 8:26 am

    ‘The days shorten reluctantly’. Love it!

  3. August 17, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Yes, I love that summer night feeling too, which you have captured so evocatively.

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