That’s Where Summer Went (prompt)

Every time you watched fireflies dance,

                That’s where summer went.

Every time you skipped through the waves,

                That’s where summer went.

Every time you smelled the sun in a loved one’s hair,

                That’s where summer went.

Every time fireworks bloomed or bonfires crackled,

                That’s where summer went.

When you dance in the rain and wish for flowers,

                That’s where summer is.

When you lift your face to the sun and grin,

                That’s where summer is.

When you search the ground for any hint of green,

                That’s where summer is.

When adventure beckons and you have no limits,

                That’s where summer is.

For The September 1st “Where did Summer Go?” prompt

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About KM Sullivan

Descended of pirates and revolutionaries, KM Sullivan is a lover and student of all things Irish. Born in the States, she is a dual US/Irish citizen, and studied history and politics at University College, Dublin – although, at the time, she seriously considered switching to law, if only so she could attend lectures at the castle on campus. She lives in the American Midwest with her son, two cats and a pesky character in her head named D (but you can call him Dubh). Her first book, Changelings: Into the Mist, a young adult historical fantasy is available now on Amazon and Barns and Noble. She can be found writing with said character at her blog, The D/A Dialogues.

18 comments on “That’s Where Summer Went (prompt)

  1. I remember when we used to be able to build bonfires on the beach and ride the dunes in motorized buggies…not so now. Now you can be fined for even twirling sea oats around your fingers. Some of my favorite summers were so long ago, but your poem reminds me that I am making summer-like memories any day that I choose.

  2. Very nice walk through the joys of summer.

  3. I once had a bonfire strung out of my mind on mescaline in Joshua Tree National Park in the desert in California (there’s a story — if I can remember it). Good poem, darling. I liked the form, with the repeated “every time” and then “when…” Very effective.

  4. I love the line about adventures.

  5. […] you’re not really made for this sort of thing. I mean, there’s that up there and then there was the response to Dean’s September 1 prompt at the Community Storyboard. It really must […]

  6. Nicely done, Katie. We never had bonfires, but in upstate New York, we had loads of fireflies. That was also a very special part of summer, to go chasing fireflies, fascinated by their “blinking lights.” Unfortunately, we have few if any fireflies where I live now. Thanks for the memories 🙂

    • Where I grew up, we didn’t seem to have many fireflies, but I do now – I love them! Bonfires are a recent thing as well and I seem to have a constant stock of marshmallows in need of replenishing!

  7. I love the rhythm of your poem. It flows so beautiful – just as summer seems to flow right past us….

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