I’m lingering lovelier than I idled at the start
Knowing I’m lounging in the middle of its heart.
I’m taking in the sticky….the sun sticking around.
I’m buzzing like the bumbles across this whole damn town.
I’m smelling, tasting, and listening to it all.
I’m adoring all the lushness
before the leaves begin to fall.
I’m taking in the harmony of cicada sounds
and the fire of flies that illuminate the grounds.
Half of me keeps wishing
all my days could be like this.
Half knows, if it was so,
I’d say bye to beholden bliss.
Soon, sun-kissed skin
will be replaced with sweaters…
and those moments, make these ones
come together that much better.