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Instructions for Summer
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Janice Canerdy


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Turn
the air

on high. Wear
shorts. Lose the shoes.
Watch the weather news
while praying for showers.
Wilt like the plants and flowers.
Mow that grass and chug that water.
It's just July. It will get hotter.
When you're too weary to walk, just totter.

by Janice Canerdy.
Used here with the author's permission.

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Janice Canerdy is a retired high school English teacher from Potts Camp, Mississippi. She has been writing poetry since childhood, is the author one one book, Expressions of Faith (Christian Faith Publishing, 2016), and has had poems published in many magazines and anthologies. Janice enjoys church life and being involved in church activities and says her grandchildren play a key role in her life, as she does in theirs.

 

 

 


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