Monday, September 1, 2014

silence of the chairs

Points of reference over dates are my indicators.  Sample sized sunscreen becomes more appealing at checkout.

Worn down to acceptance, the flip flops are removed from the wiffle ball locker.  An end to sports camp pick-ups appears in sight.

Peace needs to be made with bananas again and so the affair with blueberries and peaches fizzles out.

Polo shirts are intermittently donned when confronted by a draw full of faded tees.

TV’s allure overtakes citronella candles on the patio. And baseball is eclipsed by football.

Grilled chicken becomes tasteless and a temporary inability to ingest iced tea ensues.

The running trail to the schoolyard is rediscovered and the road to the beach seems distant.

Writing in the basement may top reading by sunset and pouring over a schedule may keep a wine glass empty.

Unraveling the hose seems like a chore.

And the stage is set when four X’d out tennis balls have crossed my path on the workbench.

© 2014 Christopher’s Views


  1. Wonderful description of the end of summer...

  2. ha You gave me few moments of amen
    terrific...I am so ready for Fall...but not another winter
    But I'm sure by the turning of the calendar I will become ready
    and accepting
    Ice tea...not a another glass!

  3. Ah, no one says it better, Christopher!! And, yes, Fall is here!! Amen, amen! Have a good week -- a good Fall week!!

  4. All hail September!
    This was great.

  5. My first time stopping by I addded myself to folow you Well said fall is herr appriciate you stop by and comment

  6. Everything has personality!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

  7. Very evocative. Fall seemed to arrive here this week.

  8. It sounds like you've called it. Summer is well and truly over. Bummer! ;)

    Tennis balls really do work well to silence those chairs.

  9. You used the passive voice only, yet you created a very intimate portrait of the end of summer. You are an English teacher's nightmare ("Use the active voice!").

    I love it.

  10. This is golden: "Peace needs to be made with bananas again and so the affair with blueberries and peaches fizzles out."

    Congratulations on your POTW!