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.