Summer has finally arrived in our little seacoast town

I thought the warm would help me miss you less

Instead it opens more the dreams

Of times and summers past

When we each to the other

Were our only needed guest


Days on the beach with a big jug of wine coolers

And time of no importance meaningless

How you loved the summer

The ocean

And the rapid hoping of the

Tiny Piping Plover


How you would marvel at the flight of seagulls

image by DBSandman

And even braved the cold New England tides

Swimming as natural as the mermaid you were

Now I image you swimming in warm waters

Gone the wounds on your sides


The cancer that ravaged your body

Is gone

No pain to keep you from dancing

The world and summer were as your lovers

And you were mine


Now all I have is hot summer days

And memories

© 2012, Dan Sanders. All rights reserved.

Dan Sanders (34 Posts)

I made it through college, started at Pace in New York, family seemed to think I needed a business degree. I didn't last long, two double periods of accounting a week and I was off to N.Y. U. To make a long story short ( too late for that) I graduated from UCLA and actually, my biggest kick out of that is just saying, especially here on the east coast UCLA, but I could care less, been in Boston since 1975, though I was coming for a year or so. A very good friend at the time, she said to me "Dan you'll never leave Boston" so dear Florida “Sun Spot Baby" you're down there, been in and out of radio, TV, acting and that's me in a nut shell.


  1. My nose is stinging, my eyes are full of tears and I can barely swallow. You have half killed me with the beauty of your words. I hope you’re satisfied. :)

  2. Dan Sanders (Author)

    Wow, I really didn’t mean to cause physical discomfort, but that’s one hell of a great compliment . Thank you so much

  3. Oh Danny!

    I love the way you love your Jennifer. She is watching over you and wants you to enjoy the summer as if she were still there by your side. What a sweet pair the two of you were.


    Theresa & Joe

  4. Dan Sanders (Author)

    Theresa between you and Melody I may actually start to believe that I’m pretty good.

  5. Very moving.
    Days on the beach with a big jug of wine coolers

    And time of no importance meaningless

    How you loved the summer

    I think that is my favorite part. I love the contentedness you found in one another. It is truly beautiful and inspirational. I am sorry you have to stay the course now without her. :( Loved this.

  6. Dan Sanders (Author)

    Dani, thank you. I must admit that staying the course is not easy and sometimes I’m not even sure what the course is.

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