summer solstice


i want to be sure i stay awake until midnight tonight.

don’t waste a minute of the last gasps of spring.

summer begins to steal the daylight hours

as surely as heat rises.

 

About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is an essayist with humorist tendencies who periodically indulges her desires to write outside her genre by trying to write fiction and poetry. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press is publishing her collection of first-person accounts of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBT organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBT history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published four nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and a group of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike and Charly. Her Texas roots are never too far from her thoughts.
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10 Responses to summer solstice

  1. kirbappeal says:

    Love the long days too and not looking forward to that S.C. heat and humidity. Although I’d take it any day over the N.Y. snow and cold!

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  2. Luanne @ TFK says:

    Heat doesn’t rise enough, let me tell you!

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  3. So, did you make it to midnight? That’s waaaaay past bedtime at my house 😉

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  4. Sigh, the Solstice does start that long, slow slog toward darkness and cold. I don’t want to think about it. Wishing you a Merry Summer and never ending a.c.!!

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