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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.

Janice Canerdy is a retired high-school English teacher from Potts Camp, Mississippi. A poet since childhood, her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, and she is the author or Expressions of Faith (Christian Faith Publishers, 2016). Janice is currently serving as president of the Mississippi Poetry Society and was honored to have been chosen as the Society's Poet of the Year.


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