• Gary Hunter

The Memory Thief - July 21, 2022

monstrous maples

skyscraping oaks neck-bending elms

their green balm slathers me

I walk invited by the shade


robins that fly

through the silence

fishing for worms

on endless seas of lawn


the youthfulness of June

a vacationing sun

dragging suitcases

of white clouds behind her


an east coast summer

begins as I leave

just a visitor

on old turf


a memory thief

with a bag

of old coins

free to go unnoticed


everyone here

too busy

minting

the present

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