Summer Heat
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His lover’s least favorite season. A time when he slowed down; seemed less vivid; shone less brightly.

The man watched his lover at rest seated next to the water, which made the sultry heat more bearable.

The water shimmered as heat bounced off it, and sails of boats fluttered in the light breeze.

Their decision to leave their jobs, to retire, to spend summer by the sea, had been right.

When summer gave way to autumn, his lover would once again brighten.

In the meantime, he would do his best to keep the worst of the heat at bay.