Spotlight Poetry – August – A poem by John Updike

Jung Nowak, Summer Beach, 2019

August by John Updike

The sprinkler twirls.
The summer wanes.

The pavement wears
Popsicle stains.

The playground grass
Is worn to dust.

The weary swings
Creak, creak with rust.

The trees are bored
With being green.

Some people leave
The local scene

And go to seaside

And take off nearly

All their clothes.

Poem Attribution © John Updike, August,

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