The Height of Summer

chicory

The Height of Summer

 

As high as the tooth-petalled chicory in empty lots;

as wide as the lake where dragonflies land on our toes;

as sweet as the first warm blackberries in our palms;

as deep as the air at dusk, sodden withΒ jasmine and salt;

as quick as the swifts, swooping their way through dinner above us

as we float and praise, restored.