Endless Summer

Sun rise, sun set. Again. And again. This is the summer that won’t end. But why would we want it to?

PHOTOGRAPHY_ JON ERVIN

STYLING_ GABRIELLE MARCECA

POEM_ ALEX HEMINWAY

Endless Summer

Remember when these days that roamed

like us from shade to cove and again,

and again, these days that seemed to rove

in step with us — the still sun

yawns and rests its head on paws,

the bark next door more muffled than

in coming months when sound, cloud

are sharper, hard, dark — but for now

remember when the tern won’t

turn south, not north, not south, just here,

and the flood tide won’t let us out;

the rigging in the boom that wants

to call the bow to windward depths

can’t muster more than a clank.

No wind, no lee — the sun has no shame

these days that never seem to end.

DEDE WEARS_ BEACH ROCKS ON COTTON WICKING CORD (WORN AS NECKLACE) / VINTAGE TYPE III PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE_ STEARNS_ EBAY / METAL QUICK LINKS (WORN AS ACCESSORY) / MENS WOOL BELTED ‘WIKIES’ SWIMSUIT_ GANTNER & MATTERN CO._ 1930S_ EBAY / HEMP ROPE SLINGBACK SANDALS_ ECODRAGON_ EBAY

DEDE WEARS_ BEEKEEPER’S VEIL_ WAYNE VITALE (SPY COAST BEE FARM) / KAPOK-FILLED CANVAS AVIATOR’S LIFE VEST_ 1940S_ THRIFTWARES
DEDE WEARS_ U.S. AIR FORCE TYPE B-5 PNEUMATIC LIFE VEST_ 1940S_ ETSY / VINTAGE KHAKI SHORTS_ ETSY / WALKING STICK_ STYLIST’S OWN FAMILY HEIRLOOM
DEDE WEARS_ CANVAS BUCKET HAT_ 1980S_ ETSY / ‘CHARLIE BUOY’ INFLATABLE CARRYALL LIFE VEST_ 1950S_ TRAGER MANUFACTURING CO._ ETSY / MENS WOOL SWIMSUIT_ CIRCA 1940_ EBAY / VINTAGE MILITARY DRAWSTRING DUFFEL BAG_ 1940S_ THE QUALITY MENDING CO. / HEMP ROPE SLINGBACK SANDALS_ ECODRAGON_ EBAY

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