Summer, and We’re Running out of Ice – RaJon Staunton

I’ll admit it:

all I’ve been thinking about
lately is death and the smell

of pink roses, but
what is a nature poem
if not an ode

to the ways we mold the air
around our desires for
the season;
if not a way to describe

how similar
blood and summer-
time taste
when they drip
fresh from the sky?
RaJon Staunton

RaJon Staunton is a West Virginia born poet. They are a Junior at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, where they study Creative Writing, Literary Studies, and Political Science. RaJon is the recipient of the 2020 Wallace E. Knight Excellence in Writing Award in poetry, and their work is forthcoming in Mirage Magazine at West Virginia University.

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