[In That Latitude The Temperature Flirted With A Hundred Degrees For A Few Of The Dog Days, But To A Child It Can Hardly Ever Be Too Hot. I Liked The Sun Licking The Backs Of My Legs, And The Sweat Between My Shoulder Blades, And The Violet Evenings, With Ice Cream And Fireflies, Wherein The Long Day Slowly Cooled. I Liked The Ants Piling Up Dirt Like Coffee Grounds Between The Bricks Of Our Front Walk, And The Milkweed Spittle In The Vacant Lot Next Door. I Liked The Freedom Of Shorts, Sneakers, And Striped T-shirt, With Freckles And A Short Hot-weather Haircut.We Love Easily In Summer, Perhaps, Because We Love Our Summer Selves.]

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