Sultry Summer

Asphalt melting ‘neath my feet

Summer’s hot breath in my hair

Concrete radiating lifeless heat

Dark sunglasses’ empty stare


Scorched smell of baking dirt

Cicadas sawing through the air

Salty sweat-soaked sleeveless shirt

Sunlight’s harsh reflective glare


Dew trickles down an iced-tea glass

Brittle leaves whisper in the glade

The thirsty rustling of the grass

Chairs rock gently in the shade


Sprinklers splatter droplets ‘cross the lawn

Children giggle, run, and play

Adults watch, and hope for the dawn

When autumn will bring a cooler day


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