Saw you first today

Mucky, hot, permeating light

Sitting static to find some reprieve

Required event it’s hard to believe

Today the day of our patriot’s blight

Silly of me to wear long sleeves

On a hot summer day I couldn’t conceive

And there a boy entered demeanor so bright

Immediately I felt self-aware

Oddly now better was his sarcastic remark

Calming my soul as the heat took its toll

All I could do was to think not to stare

Playing it cool on this day in the park

I shouldn’t have bothered, but I didn’t know

Someone else laid claim to his soul


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