Bridget Fahey O’Brien and Annmarie Lockhart

Bridget Fahey O’Brien
Inspiration Piece

By Annmarie Lockhart

Summer finally remembered to check the calendar.
She’s a few weeks late and I can relate.
Who can resist the pull of the off-season: lazy
days washed down with spritzers and beer,
reset rhythms that might leave one unable
to tell sunset from sunrise, midday wake-
ups to the sound of open car windows
and trains of nowhere? Who can resist
the weight of nothing to do? Who can blame
the wayward season for wanting to close her eyes
and relive the dream, dancing up a snowstorm
on a frosted night, in a white dress and red boots,
warm in the ephemeral embrace of Winter.


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