Wake up to the morning light through curtains,
to the sounds of the city
cars honking, skidding to a halt, sirens heard
with the soft cries, a baby asks to eat.
The whiff of coffee is strong to nose —
enough to stay alert.
The sound of a toaster releasing bread.
a walk around a lake
to feel some coolness among the sticky, wetness of the sun beaming down
with the humidity.
Witnessing egrets, blackbirds, comorants, mallards and geese grazing, sleeping, and looking for food.
By the time night falls,
able to witness the sun setting showering its light across the island
reflecting against the river
bouncing off buildings
of red, orange, yellow colors.
cuddle up with a book and some fragrant tea.
Time to say good night
relax in an air conditioned room away from sticky hot summer day.