Summertime and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Your Daddy's rich and your Ma is good lookin'
So hush, little baby, don't you cry

Lyrics by Ira Gershwin from the music of Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin

In a four-season climate,
Summertime is the star
Mornings rife with birdsong
Noons at the beach
Hungering for youth
Evenings made for walking
And nights sleeping with the windows open
In my childhood summers were filled with fields of golden wheat
Grape pods in the arbor
Vegetables in the garden
And the call of my Grandmother's voice
There were city summers too
Of bicycles in the park
And short shorts on girls who had covered themselves all winter long
Ah, sweet memories............
I've forgotten summer storms
With banks of black clouds filled with lightening
Marching across the prairie like an avenging army
I've forgotten the summers of Korea with its sweltering mountain heat
The summers of Japan filled with whores and lust
The summers of the Sinai with its boiling seas of sand and the smell of death all around
I've forgotten the summers of L.A.
Where I walked the streets broke and hopeless and alone
And the summers of New York with Hasidim
Melting in black gabardine

But I celebrate the summers of Cape Cod glistening by the sea
The girls more beautiful
The trees more verdant than anywhere
And P-Town, like a great lady, glowing in a light of its own
Ah, the beauty
Ah, the music
Ah, the heartbreak
Of running out of summers

D. Rojay
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