Close the bar-b-que.
Close the sun.
Close the home run games we won.
Close the picnic.
Close the pool.
Close the summer.
by Prince Redcloud
(This poem is from the Lasting Impressions: Weaving Literature into the Writing Workshop by Shelley Harwayne and published by Heinemann)
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