summers are everlasting but
i’ve learned to love the days
spent in the sun with
my mother soaking in the
rays of light absorbed
into my face as I sip on
ice water that I feel
running through my body
as cold as the winter night
that I will face in
the months that follow



CC BY-SA 4.0 I.S.O Nikki Giovanni by Zoe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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