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August 12, 2014

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No rain even drizzles
Vegetables wither away
Distant thunder flops

August: tree frogs hide
beneath overgrown bamboo.
Where goes the black snake?

Like Augustus came
from Octavius, August
shoved out October

August afternoon
colors of dune grass changing
while bathers walk by

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