FallsApart Poetry Contest #1 - Finalist!

 

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by C.A. Clark 

 

Hot, dry Russian summer
Lavender, purple in bloom
Apple blossoms now spent
Thunderheads, cloud skyscrapers, boom
A river runs to the sea.

 

He, robust in swimming trunks,
Stands on the river bank
Aware and certain that
Hate, like heat, vanishes

 

Into dusk, pink and glowing.