Keeping cool – I’d rather not

Reminder of a very different past summer.

Keeping cool

The stifling heat of the day
lends intimacy to the night
clothed in black bed sheets,
lit only by a low wattage moon.
Windows, double-glazed against intrusion,
are flung open with abandon.
Curtains, like unbuttoned shirts,
expose life bulging within.
Kitchen chat and coffee
stir-fry and cold beer,
smell of wet paint
worked into wood on garden door,
all stimulate the senses.
Kids sit on cool curb edge;
abandon tv, ignore computer,
escape parents, avoid bed.
Cats curl beneath parked cars;
sit unmolested, watch our passing feet.
Friendly banter bounces back and forth
in games of vocal volley ball.

We turn homeward.
Our front door closes.
Will tommow bring
rain or roses?

(From: Shared Ramblings by jaytale)

 

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About jaytale

My name's Jill but I'm Jack of all trades and master of none. I've been writing, mainly poetry and short pieces for a long time and decided to concentrate a little harder to see if I can master this at least. I paint both the house and pictures when inspiration strikes. I am a country bumpkin who loves to be outdoors and enjoy meeting interesting people.
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2 Responses to Keeping cool – I’d rather not

  1. SallyJ says:

    So redolent of the summer we are not having, but can remember. Some lovely lines…especially
    ‘lit only by a low wattage moon.
    Windows, double-glazed against intrusion,
    are flung open with abandon.
    Curtains, like unbuttoned shirts,
    expose life bulging within.’

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