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Summer Daze

Paris Rosemont

Summer daze

                                                                                         in the sun images

                                                                     glide their languid descent

                              like dust motes on diaphanous beams

           streaming through your skylight.

i catch one on my fingertip — the memory of

           [redacted; too sacred to sully with utterance].

      i amass these transient jewels like snow-

           flakes on the tip of my tongue.

                              they taste like your ocean lips;

                                                         their salt leaves me thirsting.

Paris Rosemont is an Asian-Australian poet whose work has been featured in Verge Literary Journal and FemAsia Magazine, among others. She is the winner of the 2022 New England Thunderbolt Poetry Prize and has been longlisted for the 2023 Liquid Amber Poetry Prize. Paris has been awarded the Varuna Shanghai Residency, Atelier Artist-in-Residence Ireland, and WestWords/Copyright Agency Fellowship.

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