by Masago: Rengay #51 (Aug 17-23, 2008), Verses 1-6 (of 6)
Summer's end — covered with a yellow / polka-dot bikini.
Hot-dog... a bite leads to / mustard spots on my shirt.
Somebody forgets / to bring the insect repellent — mosquito welts.
Ta-ta, ta-ta-ta... a sapsucker peppers / the birch with holes.
The odd leaf has turned / colour — late summer.
Bits of sunset / through the branches, a dance / on his back.
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