Distant Summer Memories

The summer fades so fast
Like a Fourth of July bottle rocket
It's just not meant to last
In my mind
I have distant summer memories
Lost in a haze
I miss all those moments
All the halcyon days

Playing baseball with my father
Like I was an all-star
It's like he's still here
Taking us for ice cream in the car

My hometown has changed
In so many ways
Though some things remain the same
It never ceases to amaze

Like a very young boy's face
When he's happy or somber
The rise of a new dawn
Or a kitten when it begins to purr

I'm older now
Ensconced in middle age
I wish I could go back
Though Father Time continues to turn forward every page

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