Yash Seyedbagheri: September

through the golden morning

 while the heat hangs above

sun brightens bushes

festooned in flame and gold

though it’s only August

a brief chill rises

and ruffles my hair

only to disappear into

exhaust, sputtering trucks, backwards baseball caps

and piss-colored rubber rafts riding rivers

where are charcoal-colored skies

 soft rains and leaves sweeping in dances

crackling and rising over vast country roads

without crumpled Coors cans and crackling laughs

come soon, September

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