Sweet Summer Regret

Bright hues of orange
of golden dandelion
of bursting sunrises

saturation of all colors
saturation of all feelings

an explosive concentration
of stifling
sticky
crippling
heat

sweet summer sweat
sweet summer heat
sweet summer regret

the rain never came
to quench my thirst

it was more than I wanted
it was less than I expected

I realize it wasn’t my patience you tested

we tested the waters
to possibly quench
our thirst

our sweet summer regret

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