august is a dreamer's season

august is the sound of summer air

and it is the roar of broken clouds

august is sunshine and sunflowers

broken into staccato by rain and fallen leaves

august is roses and city lights

august is car exhaust and specks of star across the sky

august is excitement and dread

august is the month oft-forgotten by the children of summer

who are learning still their words

and the month embraced by those born of autumn

august is a dreamer's season

it is the season of loneliness soon to be dissolved

and it is the roar of broken clouds