summers folly

A hot sticky night

I want for breeze tonight

Arms glistening with sweat of chores, skin alight

Trees swaying alone

in time

Birds celebrate the warmer clime

Sun sets in a pastel haze

Smog swaying in heats own glaze

I wish the heat away

And to my whimsy the smell of rain

forecasts this eve’ shall not stay

And signals the bugs its time to leave

And summers sky recedes

The patter of water tip-tapping away

Memories the same

The dance of rain

And once again

I wonder why I’m not careful

of what I wish for

as I miss the uncomfortable sweat I had before