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Instructions for Summer
Janice Canerdy


the air

on high. Wear
shorts. Lose the shoes.
Watch the weather news
while praying for showers.
Wilt like the plants and flowers.
Mow that grass and chug that water.
It's just July. It will get hotter.
When you're too weary to walk, just totter.


© by Janice Canerdy.
Used here with the author's permission.


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Janice Canerdy is a retired high school English teacher from Potts Camp, Mississippi. She has been writing poetry since childhood and has had poems published in many magazines and anthologies. Janice, who enjoys church life and being involved in church activities, is in the process of having a book published by Christian Faith Publishing. Time spent with her grandchildren is special to her; she plays a key role in their lives, as they do in hers. Janice's first book, Expressions of Faith (Christian Faith Publishing) is due out sometime this year.


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