Summer heat rises
Pavement hot to touch
Paws walk the path
Pads thick help in walk
Must keep walk short
For humid outside
Will enjoy inside
Where AC keeps me cool
Parched land thirsts for water
As hot sun beats down mercifully
Sending hot waves of air
to suck up moisture from the land.
Land begs the sun to turn down heat
But, ignore goes the pleads
As sun sends more humid, hotness down
For land now cracking dry under heat.
When will the clouds come?
For sky is a naked blue ocean
With no clouds in the sky
No, rain comes for parched thirsty land.
Land wait and wait each day
Pleading for an end from sun rays
But, no answer will come
Until there is a change in the wind.
Sizzling hot sun of today
Is too much for me to bare.
Just one ounce of heat
Makes walking outside a feat.
Sun high above my head
Bakes ground below my feet.
Dancing rays shine down
Bright as I shade my eyes from glare.
Too hot to be outside,
I will enjoy the sun’s rays
Inside from my windows today.
What are you doing this summer?
Are you a student out on summer break
Enjoying a couple months of freedom
From studying and endless tests
Are you going on vacation
Away from nine to five job
To sit back and relax
On a beach or take a road trip
Away from the work life
Are you spending more time outside
Walking or playing with your dog more
Are you enjoying the warm sun
While lying near the poolside
What are you doing this summer,
I know summer for me
Is time to go out and ice cream
Before fall comes knocking on our doors again
Wishing for summer to bounce through now
For flowers to bloom with radiating colors
Hoping for sun to heat my feet
Which have been cold all winter long
Wish for summer to extend the day
Tired of night creeping into fast
Missing the leaves on the trees
Hoping for summer to get here fast
We saw neighbor boy grabbed the collar;
pushed his dog into kiddie pool filled with cool water.
She struggled against him trying to get out.
We laughed as boy managed with one hand to hold her down
spraying her with hose with other hand.
Tongue rolled out she panted under hot sun of that summer.
Her fur soaked, she became slippery in his grasp
as boy lathered shampoo on her from head to tail.
We saw her start wriggling as his soapy hands
grabbed hose to rinse her off.
She spotted her escape; jumped out of pool.
Water, shampoo flung into the air.
Other side of fence; we watched her race around fence in-yard.
We chuckled as neighbor boy chased after her with hose in hand trying to corner her;
to get her back to pool.
She thought it was a game,
charging, weaving in and out away from him.
Boy lunged forward tripped, tangled in hose.
The dog looked like it was laughing at him mouth gaping open, comes over closer.
We watched as neighbor boy grabbed collar at last.
He got her back into pool, washed off the soap, grass, mud.
Neighbor boy finished, she shook her hold body,
sprayed water all over him and the yard.
We smiled holding handing as boy laughed,
wrapping a towel around her.
Boy dried her off,
now he has a clean dog who by end of the week will be dirty again.
I hear kids laughing outside
Sounds of little feet running
What are they playing I wonder?
Wish I could join them
Leave monstrous paperwork behind
Become a kid again would be great fun
To run and play all summer day
Instead of hold up in an office working;
Working all year long with few days off
Wishing I could have summer off as well