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What we’ve long wished for is here,

The hottest weather this year…

A solstice full moon

May bring good luck soon,

A reason for more summer cheer!

The Missus is counting the days,

That this hot weather stays…

After ten in a row

Then in we go,

The pool or pond in a warmer phase.

People watchers equally blessed,

In general folks wearing less…

Girls’ parents agreeing

Surveillance needing,

Being tight if she’s scantily dressed!

Thoughts turn to vacations and beaches,

And how far the budget reaches…

Educational points

And tourist trap joints,

Compares with how an “expert” preaches.

Resorting to shorter day trips,

Several destinations on my lips…

Offer fun times

Not needing gold mines,

Be home by the time the sun dips.

–Jonathan Caswell



At night it sounds like August,

Vacation before back-to-school…

I smell the moth balls in blankets

And sheets unfolded and cool.

(Evenings and mornings were cool.

Sixty degrees as a rule…

Just like this year

Autumn feels near,

This summer had most of us fooled!)

Dad would have built the first fire

While Mom said it was too warm…

We would have braved the mosquitoes

‘Cause the fire drove us to the swarms.

Would have gone to a Webster. Mass. market

Long gone—now sells auto parts…

Would have gotten my next taste of MOXIE,

Some years, we’d see fine arts.

The Summer Cottage is torn down,

The land is sold to a neighbor…

We couldn’t keep it

But for the night sounds, mem’ries  and flavors!

–Jonagthan Caswell



My boss is filled with glee,

First “get out” since two thousand-three…

A couple of days

Despite this rain haze,

A chance to finally run free!

Of course, when cat’s away,

The mice still want to play…

I come in early

Hale, hearty, burly,

Get relieved earlier–that’s okay!

The boss wanted me covering

But no one else was hov’ring…

Our skeleton crew

Has enough to do,

The boss won’t be long in recovering!  🙂 *

–Jonathan Caswell

* Note: I don’t think the man drinks.